Exceptional Memoir

By jove, I think I might have done it! Embedded a video! Huzzah!

This is Jim Levine, principal at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, talking at the Strand book store in New York, about what he’s looking for in a memoir. Those of you exclusively in the third category — the “exceptional writing” group — have the hardest sell, in my opinion, and the most work to do, because in that case, you are selling art, not ideas or experience. It can be done though — just look at Mary Karr.

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2 responses to “Exceptional Memoir

  1. Well done on embedding the video, although it seems you may have been forced to sign some type of Faustian pact with various third parties to do so?

  2. nancyrawlinson

    Yes. I promised them the soul of my first born for the right to embed. Seemed like a bit of a hard bargain, but ultimately worth it.

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