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By Megan Brown

In the wake of the 2001 terrorist assaults within the usa, American memoirists have wrestled with a variety of anxieties of their books. They focus on monetary crises, come upon distinction, or confront norms of identification. Megan Brown contends that such top as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and Tucker Max’s I wish They Serve Beer in Hell train readers find out how to navigate a complicated, altering world.

            This vigorous and theoretically grounded publication analyzes twenty-first-century memoirs from Three Cups of Tea to Fun Home, emphasizing the ways that they make stronger and circulation ideologies, changing into courses or types for residing. Brown expands her inquiry past books to the autobiographical narratives in truth tv and political speeches. She bargains a persuasive cause of the memoir increase: the style as a reaction to an period of uncertainty and struggle.

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