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Write in the Garden July 22

Out of the blue, received the most wonderful email from a young student reading the 60’s memoir. Must share.

I just began All My Loving this evening and had to stop to write to you because of how much I’m enjoying it already. I’m only 10 pages in but I’m laughing so hard I’m on the verge of an asthma attack! I’m not exaggerating. It reminds me of stories my mom would tell me about her love for the Beatles. It also reminds me of my own adolescent obsession with Hanson. I can remember that same moment when my young mind exploded and I was never the same again. You’ve captured that so well. 


Thrilling. Even as I struggle to rewrite the new memoir for the 87th time, it helps to remember that it’s all worth it if one person, and maybe even more than one, actually enjoys what we do. And speaking of enjoying what we do, I watched the inimitable David Sedaris being interviewed on Steve Paikin’s TVO show last night. He’s extraordinary – funny, loveable, yet willing to tell horrible stories about himself. Students, listen to what he says about not being able for years to write about his mother’s drinking because he didn’t have enough distance. Wounds and scars. 


https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/growing-up-sedaris


And – further to that – if YOU want to write a memoir that has readers gasping for breath, if YOU want to be witty and warm while being interviewed by Steve Paikin, here’s a good place to start! Only a few places left.

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