Yes, I'm mentioned here: (Susan B. Garland, Retiring, Your Money, NY Times, 12-9-16) Storytelling, so important in late life, may be facilitated in many ways, including Guided Autobiography classes (in which participants write stories to read aloud each week, on themes such as Money and Work), other forms of memoir writing workshops, telling one's story to a hired personal historian (to be captured in print, audio, or video), or participating in dignity therapy (as part of end-of-life treatment). By Paula Stallings Yost and Pat McNees, with a foreword by Rick Bragg, a great gift for that person whose life stories should be recorded or told but who keeps saying, 'Who cares what happened in my life?' Read and to order directly from APH. Backstories about the process of getting the stories into print will be of particular interest to those who want to help others tell their life stories. 'At last, a collection that shows the 'why, what, and how' behind memoir as legacy.' ~ Susan Wittig Albert, author of WRITING FROM LIFE, founder of Story Circle Network.
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STING: 'Well, I've never thought that I would write a book, frankly. I was honour-bound really to dig deep and bring memories, perhaps, that had been suppressed for a long time, that I would have preferred, perhaps, to remain in the sediment of my life. But having done that and having got through this process, I now feel so much better. I've really forgiven people in my life and forgiven myself. And I feel much lighter because of it.
So the process has been wonderful. And I'm advising everyone I meet, all of my friends and everybody - people in the street, 'Write your own book.' Whether you publish it or not, it feels really good.' ~ from Katie Couric's interview with the musician Sting, about his book. “I wanted it to sound natural,” he said.
“Just like me a-settin’ and talking to someone — just like it was in person.” He added: “It was a lot of remembering, and sometimes it took a while to remember what happened and how, but it got done. Some of the memories maybe wasn’t like I’d like to have, but I wanted it to be just like it was.”.His secret, Mr. Stanley says he feels certain now, is that he never changed.
“I give myself credit for being in this business for so long,” he said. “I started out the way I was raised, in the old-time mountain style, and I’ve never wavered from it. I’ve always stuck to my roots. I think that means a whole lot to the audience — the people knows exactly what to expect.” Charles McGrath, NYTimes, about Ralph Stanley, old-time mountain music artist, and his new memoir,, written with Eddie Dean.
Paula Stallings Yost and Pat McNees, with a foreword by Rick Bragg ($19.95). Read excerpts Read a review 'At last, a collection that shows the 'why, what, and how' behind memoir as legacy. Navionics Cracked Screen. Spanning more than a century, these intriguing reflections of personal as well as global social and political history are told in the unique voice and viewpoint of each storyteller.' ~ Susan Wittig Albert, author, Writing from Life, founder, Story Circle Network “This anthology sings with Walt Whitman’s spirit of democracy, a celebration of our diversity. Each selection is a song of self; some have perfect pitch, some the waver of authenticity.
All demonstrate the power of the word to salvage from the onrush of life, nuggets worth saving.” ~ Tristine Rainer, author of Your Life as Story and Writing the New Autobiography. 'A friend took me to StoryCorps as a gift, as a surprise. I had never heard of StoryCorps. So I thought I was going into—I had no idea what I was going in to do. It was a gift.
It was a gift. And I was happy to accept the gift.
'And I was surprised to hear myself. As everyone has said, something happens in that booth, where your very private thoughts that rumble around in your head and your memories suddenly come forth, and the voice that Dave just talked about, that’s your soul. Somehow it reaches down and touches that part of us that’s not often touched. Controller Bt848kpf Video Decoder Driver. 'I think when we don’t speak things out loud, when they stay inside of us, they take on a different meaning. And it’s not only the listener who hears our story. I think when we speak and hear our own words out loud and remember things behind the words and the feelings, it takes on a different meaning.
So I became not only a speaker, but also the listener, of my own words. And it had a profound effect upon me.' ~Mary Caplain, about her experience doing a 40-minute interview with StoryCorps (link below). I can't stress enough how different it is to write about the real and the unreal. When I started writing my memoir my whole metabolism changed.
I'd just turned 50 and I assumed it was just age, but I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning and I had the most delicious lie-ins of my life! It was just sheer emotional exhaustion, I now realise. Communing with your significant dead is what it amounts to, and that is an exhausting thing.
Not unpleasant, but still hard work.' ~ Martin Amis, on BBC's website about writing one's memoirs. 'Memory revises itself endlessly. We remember a vivid person, a remark, a sight that was unexpected, an occasion on which we felt something profoundly. The rest falls away. We become more exalted in our memories than we actually were, or less so. The interior stories we tell about ourselves rarely agree with the truth.
People do it all the time: they destroy papers; they leave instructions in their wills for letters to be burned.' 'Bell wrote in 2001, to announce that he had finished the first part of his archive, he said that the obsolescence of software and technology was a threat to a computer archive. “A lot of things you may not be able to read a decade later,” he said.
“Will the jpeg format still be in existence? Will Word 6 be readable? I wrote an article called ‘Dear Appy’ ”—for applications. “Basically, it was saying, ‘Dear Appy, How committed are you? Signed, Lost Data.’ Data can be lost in a disk, in a system, it can be lost in a standard somewhere. That’s still a massive problem.
If you look at all the problems that we can think about in the decade, ten, fifty, a hundred years, that’s by far No. The one that bugs me more than anything else is that.” Alec Wilkinson, 'Remember This?' In The New Yorker. 'When Ken Schrader told me Herman's story would not be the one people would expect, I was intrigued.
What could there possibly be beyond the happy-go-lucky guy who so effortlessly charms everyone? Well, let me tell you that I expected the laughs. I didn't expect the tears. And by the time we finished he had made me realize that he is one of the most fascinating people to ever strap on a helmet. I mean, ever.'
And the process has been something of a revelation for Wallace himself. 'I started out on this project, viewing it as a way to leave something for my children. But as we went along I realized that it was actually a funny kind of therapy. I told Joyce things that I hadn't told another living soul except my wife Kim.
Then seeing important events in my life and racing in print, I understood why it's so easy for me to bond with the fans—most people's lives are about dealing with disappointment, broken promises, and failed dreams, as well as great joy and satisfaction. I've lived the Great American Dream on the tracks, but I've lived the Great American Nightmare in the garages, too. I've just never known what to expect next—but it all happened whether I was ready or not.' ~ From a story on coastal181.com about the autobiography of Kenny Wallace, a popular NASCAR driver and SPEED TV personality, written with Joyce Standridge.