Sample Memoir ReadWriteThink: Making the Cut Created by Rebecca Addleman The Unexpected Dangers of Roasting Marshmallows Autumn is like eating a hot fudge sundae. It smells good, looks good, and tastes even better. Sue, my roommate, and I had invited a couple friends over for dinner before our weekly Wednesday get-together in town.
Memoir is simple enough in structure that the barrier of entry is quite low — in Karr’s words, it’s a democratic form, in that anybody who’s lived can write one. But given that the form is also the most private, closest to your selfhood and life, perhaps a more interesting question is: Should you?. The ideas we hold of ourselves are.