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Memoir Resources

Editor‘s Pick

Bessel van der Kolk's masterpiece, “The Body Keeps the Score,” on trauma. Memoirs are written to understand and inhabit a difficult life. This book is indespensible.

Prompts for writing about trauma, in effect.


“Writing to Heal The Soul—Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing” Susan Zimmerman


“Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir” Edited by William Zinsser


“Making Stories” Jerome Bruner


“Truth + Lies” GRANTA


“The Stories We Live By: Personal Myths and the Making of the Self” Dan P. MacAdams


“Kept Secret: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction” Jen Hirt