The Spark that Survived by Myra Lewis Williams and Linda Hughes
Written by a Memoir Magic friend, Myra Lewis Williams, this memoir shares the story of how she survived marriage to a rock-and-roll legend at the age of 13. As Myra says, “This is a book about how to overcome life’s worst tragedies and your own dumb ass decisions.”
Captain Energy – A True Story by Bruce Leonard
A powerful memoir that explores the seismic shift of political and cultural values that erupted during the 60’s and 70’s. Written by an attendee of our very first memoir writing workshop in 2015!
The Stories We Live By – Personal Myths and the Making of the Self by Dan P. McAdams
“Who am I?” “How do I fit in the world around me?” This revealing and innovative book demonstrates that each of us discovers what is true and meaningful, in our lives and in ourselves, through the creation of personal myths.
On Writing – 10th Anniversary Edition – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.
Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Think you’ve got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn’t afraid to help you let it out. She’ll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication.
In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life.