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Guest Alice Eve Cohen on
The Occupational Hazard of Memoir Writing

Guest Alice Eve Cohen on
The Occupational Hazard of Memoir Writing

[Alice Eve Cohen is a memoirist, solo theater artist, and playwright. Her memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Penguin), won Elle Magazine’s Grand Prix for Nonfiction, and Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer. She teaches at The New School in New York City. And, in today’s guest post, Alice shares what is probably the most difficult part in writing about one’s life.] THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD OF MEMOIR WRITING STEP ONE: Write your memoir… STEP TWO: Confess to your husband…

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The Revealing of Alice Eve Cohen

The Revealing of Alice Eve Cohen

In July, 2009, playwright and theater artist Alice Eve Cohen added author to her roles when What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir was published. Now, out in trade paperback, the memoir is described in the following sentence: In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb – six months into a…

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