Every family has at least three great secrets waiting to be told. Writer, Stephen Poliakoff.
One of the lessons I’ve learned from writing this memoir is how much we all have in common. Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle
Biography, autobiography, and memoir can all be gathered under the general heading of Life Writing, which is simply ‘the recording of selves, memories and experiences whether one’s owns or another’s.’ So if your family catch you scribbling or recording away and ask what you’re doing you can loftily reply, ‘I’m writing/recording my memoirs’ and fix them with a look which will leave them nervous you’ll include that embarrassing incident. Or even worse leave them out altogether!