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Review of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a collection of related stories about a platoon of US soldiers in Vietnam. The book is more than a blood and guts soaked through in the … Continue reading

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Writing a Memoir Is Not Narcissistic

I struggle with the fear that memoir writing is a narcissistic pastime. I blame the fear on a  haunting 19th century painting I encountered in the Presbyterian church I attended throughout my childhood. I can still imagine that large and … Continue reading

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