Archive for March, 2013

Blog # 93: Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom and Multiplying Matremoirs

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom and Multiplying Matremoirs Last week, it was Lilian Faderman’s My Mother’s Wars, this week it is Emma Brockes’ She Left Me the Gun, next month it will be Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom, in July it will be Katie Hafner’s [...]

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Blog #92: Factual Patremoirs and The Measure of A Man

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Factual Patremoirs We feed on facts the way whales feed on krill, and this fact, in turn, is one which some skilled writers use to add mass, muscle and sinew to their patremoirs. From Father and Son on, many father memoirs feed facts about the father’s occupations and interests [...]

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Blog #91: Celebrity Patremoirs Killed By Three Deaths

TweetList of Patremoirs List of Matremoirs Today’s blog entry was going to explore and analyze patremoirs and matremoirs written about celebrity parents. Shirley McClean, Bette Davis, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, and Senator Strom Thurmond were all going to get their dues, but now, because of Josip Novakovich, their dues are going to be overdue by [...]

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