Weeks wants the facts

Linton Weeks, having just read Girl Walks Into a Bar, by Strawberry Saroyan, and Traci Lords: Underneath It All, by Traci Elizabeth Lords (nee Nora Kuzma), is a little disgusted by the proliferation of memoirs: “I feel that the memoir is the genre of our generations. The Me Decades are stretching out into the Memoir Millennium. The I’s have it.”

Weeks prefers autobiographies, since they ostensibly rely on verified facts. Historian John Hope Franklin told Weeks he preferred writing his own autobiography at the library because he could check the facts of his life there. “Now there’s a book I will read,” Weeks says. (Via Arts Journal.)

Business Week reviews three novels that examine the troubled state of the publishing industry. (Via Bookslut.)

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