Thanks, The Solitary Cook, for the insight and the link. I hadn’t yet seen Erika’s piece. Wouldn’t have wanted to miss it. I totally understand. I, too, have stories that I am not ready to tell or perhaps never can.

I was at a book signing event tonight for a local author whose second book was recently published. This one is a memoir. She was asked if there were limits to what she’d share in a book. She said there definitely were. She called it this but not that. A selective memoir that allows her to maintain control of what the reader is allowed to know because no one needs to know everything.

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