Memoirs were once a person’s â€œwhole life story from birth to almost death, or birth to fame,â€� according to Lori Jakiela.
But the Trafford native, who has now penned three memoirs, including the recently published â€œBelief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybeâ€� (Atticus Books, $14.95), says that the genre has evolved.
â€œNow, at least in American literature, we think of memoir as moments in a life,â€� Jakiela says. â€œMoments that are transforming, moments that are things you want to unpack because they make up who you are. So you isolate them.â€� The new memoir follows â€œMiss New York Has Everythingâ€� (2006) and â€œThe Bridge to Take When Things Get Seriousâ€� (2013). Jakiela, who still lives in Trafford, teaches in the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh â€” Greensburg and Chatham University.
Certain themes emerge in
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