A Boy's Life: The Popularity of the Male Memoir

By Diane Penrod.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Centers on the rising popularity of memoirs written by men and the changes it brings to memoir. Highlights work by Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Dave Eggers, and others.

Keywords: Memoir, Genre Theory, Audience, Gender Issues in Writing/Publishing

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 787.436KB).

Dr. Diane Penrod

Publishes and researches various topics in writing, including the use of technology in writing, literacy, and assessment. Diane Penrod has published several articles on media literacy, popular culture, and media ethics. She is currently working on a book-length project on the “male memoir” and a book that examines the function of trust in the college writing classroom. Her book outlining the postfeminist influence on chick-lit is forthcoming in 2008.


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