Memoirs are taking over faster than the swine flu. So who called the doctor?!? …well, we did, kind of…
We called Ben Yogoda, writer, movie critic, and teacher. He spent three years writing a book entitled: Memoir: A History. The book delves into the roots of today’s memoir culture. Turns out, memoir is nothing new, but it has never been more popular and memoirs have never been more pervasive. (Come clean now, you have been thinking of writing one, haven’t you?)
The Philadelphia Inquirer caught wind of Yagoda’s findings and has published an article about his book and the state of memoir today. (You can read it here.)
The best news? Yagoda is hosting “Inside the Writers Notebook” a festival event this Saturday. Yagoda will be talking with A.J. Jacobs, Rachel Simon and Laurie Sandell about the different types of memoirs each of them has written. They will read from their work, talk about it, and sign books. So, this memoir thing… let’s get to the bottom of it. Saturday, 2:00 pm at the Painted Bride Art Center.