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Sharing Food Through Stories: The Power of the Memoir Cookbook

The trend with the modern cookbook is to fuel the soul and stomach of the reader in equal measure. They do this by braiding together the two genres of cookbook and memoir. The result is an intimate and embodied reading experience that enhances our humanity along with new appreciation of the cuisines that have enriched and informed the authors’ lives. And, as a result of them sharing the food through story, enriching and enhancing our lives as well.

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Why It’s Important We Bear Witness in Memoir

Memoir is a valuable way to bear witness, both to ourselves and to others. The memoir writer gives voice, shape, and meaning to their life and those in it, and the reader, as a result of connecting with the memoirist at such a deep level, forges a stronger relationship with their own humanity. Why is bearing witness important? The more we do it, the more we truly see one another and grow. In this way, memoir becomes the connective tissue between people and forges important bonds.

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How to Tell Your Story (& Maintain Your Relationships): Memoir, Novel, or Autofiction

Memoir is a valuable literary container for a writer to arrive at clarity, closure, and insight. Our stories serve as social, cultural, and individual connective tissue for the reading community. If you’re concerned that those in your life won’t enjoy being memorialized in such a way, however, fictionalizing your story by writing it as a novel or autofiction still enables you to tell the truth but under the auspices of imagination. Read on to see how to tell your story & maintain your relationships in the genres of memoir, novel, or autofiction.

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