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How to write your life in 30 days

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As human beings, we’re predisposed to think of ourselves as worthy of an audience. After all, we’re each the protagonist of our own story, if not its hero. But in the age of reality television, we can’t all be stage moms and backwater tycoons. For the rest of us, self-aggrandizement is better suited for the page. Roberta Temes, PhD, has penned How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story (Readers Digest, March)—though it should be called How to Write a Memoir in 30 Installments, since Temes herself concedes that thirty continuous days is ambitious. Instead, she offers thirty chapters, organized around thirty writing exercises, that will help you to craft a…

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