MASTERS OF MEMOIR.

Author:Krieger, Evelyn
Position:TOVA MIRVIS AND DANI SHAPIRO
 
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Thank you for this wonderful and instructive interview with Tova Mirvis and Dani Shapiro (July/August 2018), two of my favorite authors. I'm fascinated by how a writer structures the chaos and complexities of a life into a compelling narrative. I greatly admire Mirvis and Shapiro, not only for this accomplishment, but also for their bravery and honesty. Both writers pass the litmus test for a good memoir: moving seamlessly from the individual to the universal. Shapiro's latest, Hourglass, examines the very nature of marriage through the lens of her own; Mirvis's personal exodus from Orthodox Judaism weighs the cost of being true to oneself against obligations to family...

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