Monday, February 8, 2010

Memoir or Personal Essay

Do you know the difference between writing a memoir and a personal essay? This video explains the difference. And now a few quotes that hopefully make you laugh.

“Isn't this amazing? Clinton is getting $8M for his memoir, Hillary got $8M for her memoir. That is $16M for two people who for eight years couldn't remember anything.”—Jay Leno

“I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off.”—Jerry B. Jenkins

“His memoir is a splendid artichoke of anecdotes, in which not merely the heart and leaves but the thistles as well are edible.”—John Leonard

“There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.”—Will Rogers

“I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.”—Gloria Swanson

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