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Maya Angelou: The Ascent to Fame of an Uncaged Bird

Maya Angelou: The Ascent to Fame of an Uncaged Bird

  Maya Angelo — the writer, activist, producer, actor, playwright, actress, humanitarian and professor–possesses a talent that has taken her from humble beginning to worldwide acclaim that has spanned decades. Her life is a tale of struggle and perseverance.  Yet, despite the many downfalls in Angelou’s life, she found success...

 
 

Are Blogs the Future of Memoir?

Maya (left) and Eliza Koplowitz

With the rise of the Internet, average people no longer need an elusive book deal to share their story By April Rueb When Marya Hornbacher’s memoir, “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia,” was published in 1998, it was the only way for her to share her story with the...

 
 

Despite Little Chance of Commercial Success, Average People Still Want to Write Memoir

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With the memoir boom of the 1990s over and the legacy of James Frey still lingering, why are memoir writing classes so popular? By April Rueb BookCourt, a charming bookstore in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is usually a calm oasis for browsing and relaxing. But on this warm Wednesday night in March,...