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In an age when we endlessly post and read about marriage, divorce, and illness on social media, what does it mean to write a memoir? Dani Shapiro reflects on her own experience:

“I’m grateful that I wasn’t a young writer with a blog or a massive following on social media. The years of silence were deepening ones. My story burrowed its way deeper and deeper into my being until it became a story I could turn inside out, hold to the light like a prism, craft into a story that was bigger than its small, sorry details.”

Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino

newyorker:

In an age when we endlessly post and read about marriage, divorce, and illness on social media, what does it mean to write a memoir? Dani Shapiro reflects on her own experience:

“I’m grateful that I wasn’t a young writer with a blog or a massive following on social media. The years of silence were deepening ones. My story burrowed its way deeper and deeper into my being until it became a story I could turn inside out, hold to the light like a prism, craft into a story that was bigger than its small, sorry details.”

Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino