HANDLING THE TRUTH: one could be yours. announcing a few cool Beth contests (with thanks to Wendy Robards)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

You know how it is. It's a Saturday morning, hot, and you've been pushing away on a project for a very long time; you want to stop. Your email bell rings and you are glad for the temporary pass out.

And then you are blown away. Because there is Wendy Robards of Caribousmom announcing a gonzo contest involving all of your books. And you are thinking, No. Wait. She can't do that. And also. No. Wait. That sounds like fun. So you throw in a signed copy of your own to make the party just a tad splashier (though it was plenty splashy already). And then, after that, you keep thinking:

Why not throw another party a few blog doors down.

So here is what Wendy at Caribousmom is offering on her blog as part of the Armchair BEA extravaganza. Thank you, amazing amazing Wendy.

And here, on my blog, I offer this—a chance to win my second-to-last galley copy of Handling the Truth. (I want to keep the last for myself.) All you have to do is write one single sentence describing the memoir genre—what IS memoir?—and your name will be placed into the proverbial hat.

You have until June 5. Starting... now.

By the way, it just occurred to me that I should probably tell you more about this book. The early reviews and blurbs can be found here.

24 comments:

恺欣 said...

Memoir is a gift from the past, written for the future.

:) Rachel

恺欣 said...

Memoir is a gift from the past, written for the future.

:) Rachel

Sister Kimberly Miller said...

A memoir is experiencing the truth through another- Sister Kim

Jeannine Atkins said...

I'm so glad this book will be available to us soon!

Memoir is shining a light on a particular part of the past in a way that reflects back on the present.

Melodye said...

I'm so looking forward to this book!

Memoir is a beam of light, filtered through the fractured windowpanes of memory.

Melodye said...

I'm so looking forward to this book!

Memoir is a beam of light, filtered through the fractured windowpanes of memory.

Sue Burton said...

Memoir is you sharing your life with me, so I can find bits of myself I never knew before.

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Memoir is a recollection, interpreted in a way that makes it relevant beyond the writer.

p.s. I was at the waterworks today and waved hello to FLOW, which was on display there.

Denise Hoffner said...

Memoir is a distillation of experience that gives the reader an intimate view of a life from the inside out.

Gina D said...

Memoir is a way to keep the past alive so that future readers can learn and remember.

Florinda Pendley Vasquez said...

Memoir is a chronicle one person's journey through the past, resonating and informing the journeys of those who read it.

Pick me, Beth! Pick me :-D!

Sue said...

Memoir is the sharing of the personal in a way that strikes the universal so that we connect with others.

Lisa Hammond said...

This may be cheating, since it's a line from one of my poems, but... memoir "lifts moon down from sky / draws it onto paper instead."

Elisabeth said...

A memoir for me is a chance to walk in someone else's shoes to see how they live.

Joyce Ray said...

Memoir holds up a life's journey to the light, exposing the blemished facets along with the sparkling ones.

Jolene said...

Memoir is a great act of sharing.

Sherry said...

Memoir is a shared remembrance which begets encouragement and community.

Adrienne said...

Hmmm - stories from a life - from my life, should I choose to write. A word very dear to the french piece of my heart, and a genre that inspires me to try my hand at writing. Is it ever too late for that?

Serena said...

Memoir offers lessons like filtered light through a prism, generating a rainbow of emotion and experience.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

Janet said...

Memoir is ordinary people asking extraordinary questions.

B PK said...

Recording a past truth in the present - a memoir
~b porreca-knecht

Jerry Waxler said...

Cool idea, Beth. Here goes:

The memoir genre is a social shift that uses your story to heal, connect, and inspire. That's the sub-title of my new book Memoir Revolution. (I am already reading Handling the Truth and love it. If I win, pass my copy on to the next person in line.)

Best wishes,
Jerry
Memory Writers Network

Beth Kephart said...

Via Linda from Goodreads:

Linda I think memoir is writing about one's life, with a bit of a stretch of the imagination. Thanks Beth.

CarolWeis said...

Memoir: a slice of one's heart.

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