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The Ethics of Memoir Writing

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The Ethics of Memoir Writing

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The Ethics of Memoir Writing

The Ethics of Memoir Writing

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Guests explore the ethics of writing a memoir. Is it acceptable for writers to embellish the events of their lives to provide a more exciting book?

Guests:

Philip Gourevitch, editor of The Paris Review

Nicholas Christopher, novelist, poet and the author 14 books; professor in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University