Tag Archives: memoir

Playing the Donald Trump Game

I noticed a phenomenon during this election. Vulnerable, marginalized people supporting Donald Trump—or at least claiming publicly to support Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Mourning Becomes Leonora: For a German Shepherd

She is my walk through Brooklyn, my arm toss in the park, my sit on the stoop, my weekend up in the country, my never alone, my not going to die for such a long time it feels like forever, my Lee. Continue reading

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So Many Highways

I set out on the road wanting to discover who shot my mother when she was seventeen — from a forthcoming memoir by Darlin’ Neal.

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My Audition for the Ramones

Music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to his 1989 audition for The Ramones. Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Racing into Oblivion

Searching the angles of chance. Continue reading

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On Losing Faith and Finding Myself Instead

  AUGUST 30, 2002. I was in a church for the first time in forever. The church where I received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The church where my parents celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The church where my sister was … Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Cactus Bloom

Searching the angles of chance. Continue reading

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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

Question: What’s a writer to do in an era where memoirs are assumed to be fictional and novels are, increasingly, considered thinly-veiled cris de coeur? Answer: Deny Everything. Continue reading

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An Excerpt from “Gun Needle Spoon”

A taste of the new memoir, dropping on Tuesday, from the only Weeklings contributor who has ever robbed a bank. Continue reading

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Formerly Edna’s: My House in the Country

When Teresa Giordano bought a country house in the Catskills, she got a lot more than she bargained for. On the everpresent connection between one home and its past, especially on windy nights. Continue reading

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The Dusty Tail, or We Were In Boise

When Timothy Braun’s beloved travel companion Dusty had a bump on his tail, the news was shattering. A story of the hand-drawn stars aligning on the walls of a plastic Elizabethan collar. Continue reading

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Blood on the Hallowed Ground

Ian F. Blair plays a game of basketball with his brother as he recounts the memory of his father’s death in an evocative, pulsing essay about cancer, family, and race. Continue reading

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