IT’S BEEN A great time for my irreverent little book on writing. Today I will be on the wonderful NPR show, Talk of the Nation. I’d love you to listen it, of course, though you can hear it again this evening via the wonders of digital recording. Want to know how?
It’s easy. It’s right here on the NPR site.
Also today, the ever-wonderful Gotham Writer’s Workshop has published their newsletter in which they say the loveliest things. How’s this for a quote: “While there have been other writing books, there’s been nothing like Marion Roach Smith’s The Memoir Project. Her book is a disarmingly frank, but wildly fun, distillation of all the unsentimental lessons that teach you to write with purpose.” I am delighted. You can read the rest, here.
The book is getting other great coverage, including being named one of the top ten reads of the summer by Boston’s public radio station, WBUR, and by being wonderfully featured in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News. You can see that fine feature piece here.
One of my favorite write-ups is in the Philadelphia alternative weekly, CityPaper, who loved the book, leading off the review by stating, “Marion Roach Smith’s guide to memoir writing made me want to do two things: learn more about Smith and write a memoir. I’d say that makes it a roaring success.”