Your Memoir Here

So many memoir writers visit Memory Writers Network wanting to announce their memoirs. I’ve created this page to give you a chance to do just that. Please add a comment to this page, briefly describing your book and providing a link to it.

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Keep the synopsis reasonably short. (Maybe 100 words or thereabouts.)
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113 thoughts on “Your Memoir Here

  1. The Gift of Goodbye by Rebecca Munn

    Rebecca Whitehead Munn, mother of two children under the age of five, was going through a divorce when she discovered that her mother, 3,000 miles away, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Over the next three years she would grapple with those two major life changes that left her transformed forever.

    In this powerful memoir, Rebecca shares how this experience led to a heart-opening expansion and encourages readers to believe that they, too, can form new beliefs and connections, as well as elevate their difficult experiences to achieve a higher level of authenticity.

  2. Thanks Morgan. This sounds interesting. I notice that it is only available for preorder and will be published mid-July. Come back and say more when it’s published.

    Jerry

  3. Captain Marcott, a dyed-in-the-wool story teller, reflects on twenty-eight years of intriguing Coast Guard stories that span the cold war, the turbulent sixties, and the period of détente with Russia. More than a book of seagoing adventures; you will warm to his tales of family and friends.

    His scenic descriptions are crisp and real. You will feel you are with him in an Atlantic hurricane, and when he boards a Russian Factory vessel in the Bering Sea.

    Share his encounters with Ernest Hemingway, Perry Como, Jacques Cousteau, Ambassador Eliot Richardson, and discover how Nikita Khrushchev interrupted his life.

    Laugh as he outfoxes a Navy blockade and when he stumbles to explain to a Japanese artist why his wedding portrait is wrong.

    Feel his family angst when their infant daughter requires delicate surgery.

    Military Writers Society of America Review

    The View from the Rigging is a fascinating and fun memoir of Captain Richard Marcott’s twenty-eight-year career in the Coast Guard. His encounters and experiences with people ranging from Okinawan peasants to Ernest Hemingway—as well as numerous personal ups and downs—are richly told. At every level, The View from the Rigging is a success.
    Review by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, MWSA President & Reviewer

  4. This sounds fascinating, Dick. Thanks for letting us know. You have had the privilege to lead a picturesque, complex life. I’m so glad you have chosen to write your story!!

    Best wishes,
    Jerry

  5. As a bereavement care specialist, Dr. Virginia Simpson has devoted her career to counseling individuals and families grappling with illness, death, and grieving. But when her own mother is diagnosed with a lie-threatening condition, Virginia arranges for Ruth to move in with her and is caught off guard by the storm of emotions she experiences when she is forced to inhabit the role of caregiver.
    In the award winning The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life, Simpson takes readers along for the journey as she struggles to bridge the invisible, often prickly space that sits between so many mothers and daughters, and shows readers the challenges, emotions, and thoughts many caregivers experience but are too ashamed to admit. Touching and vividly human, The Space Between gives us all hope that even the most contentious relationship can end with nothing between two people but love.

  6. American Trauma

    America’s Silent War on Children

    David Carr heard the stories of what his father endured as a boy: Fists appearing like unexpected rain, kicks in the side, and nails in his skin. But Carr’s father never set a hand on him.

    The cycle of abuse, however, was not broken: Carr suffered mental and physical abuse from the people that were supposed to protect him. As an adult, he realizes that his continuing mental anguish was self-inflicted.

    In challenging himself to see his life in a new way, Carr realized that the story of his childhood trauma did not consist of what happened to him. Rather, his story was entirely the way he responded to what happened.

    This realization set the stage for him to embark on a transformative journey—one that began as a terrified child—but ended with him as a mixed martial artist and successful businessman.

  7. “The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir.”
    http://www.inheritanceofshame.com

    The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir is the true story of author Peter Gajdics’ six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to “cure” him of his homosexuality. Spanning decades and continents, The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir is about the dark forces of oppression and the will to survive; its themes are universal: generational trauma, childhood sexual abuse, powerlessness in the face of adversity, self-acceptance, identity, the resilience of the human spirit, and the recognition that we have within each of us a core essence that cannot be killed, or “changed.”

  8. Thank you for this opportunity to share my just released, award-winning memoir.

    A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing by Cherie Kephart

    Cherie Kephart, a young woman who longed for adventure, traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death.

    The persistent health challenges led to years of suffering, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning medical doctors and healers who were sometimes competent, sometimes careless, sometimes absurd, and always baffled. The anguish, the uncertainty, and the relentless pain would have caused many people to simply give up and end their lives—and Cherie came close.

    Told with brutal honesty, astonishing wit, and a haunting vulnerability, A Few Minor Adjustments is an unforgettable memoir that will move you with its fiercely inspirational account of one woman’s incredible journey to find life-saving answers. In the end, she finds much more than a diagnosis.

  9. Thanks for stopping by Cherie. This sounds interesting! When I first read the blurb, I didn’t know about your Peace Corps stint. That appeals to me. So I went to look at your site. Wow. Three chapters to preview. Nice. Then I went to the Amazon site. Wow. 53 customer reviews. Nice! I bought a Kindle copy – it’s hard to see when it will rise up to the top of my ever deepening pile, but it sounds like one that should be near the top of my list.

    Best wishes
    Jerry

  10. Thank you for consideration, Jerry:

    Friends and family expected Ken Cruickshank to continue playing sports, traveling, engaging in mischief, and raising an active brood after he married his soulmate, Karen. Indeed, all was proceeding to plan until an invisible enemy strengthened its grip on his body and mind. Goals, abilities, and many dreams grew forever affected by progressive disease. After an accident crumpled his weakened body, he dug deep to rediscover the optimism and hope he’d once considered his essence. He realized that the illness he blamed for stealing his identity was also the path to wisdom and a life of fulfillment.

    https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Up-memoir-disease-family/dp/1619848414/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

    Stay well,
    Ken Cruickshank

  11. Thanks for stopping by Ken. I checked out your memoir – the topic intrigues me – normal life can be so difficult in so many ways – but throwing MS in on top of the other trials and tribulations and it seems overwhelming. I have often claimed that through memoir, we can find and share our humanity, in the face of unspeakable obstacles. But those positive perspectives don’t come easy. The ability to communicate hope and even inspiration requires a lot of profound work – inner work, spiritual work, philosophical work, literary work – it all adds up to help the rest of us find our way through our own challenges. It looks like you did that work. I ordered a copy of the book and look forward to reading it.

    Best wishes
    Jerry

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