Lessons Learned

Dani Shapiro on Personal Privacy and Memoir

Dani Shapiro, novelist and memoirist, shares her position on her still private life just as her latest book Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life comes to stores -- and just as Biographile's Lessons Learned month wraps up.(READ MORE)

The Magnitude of Our Decisions by Margaret Klaw

Margaret Klaw, author of Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche and Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, shares the lesson about decision making that she learned through her career – and her writing.(READ MORE)

Shahan Mufti on the Rift Between Thoughts and Words

In Shahan Mufti's new memoir The Faithful Scribe, he contrasts his own personal experiences in Pakistan with those of his recent and ancient relatives. Through the process of writing and putting words to thoughts, he's learned how much truer life becomes. "In the translation that occurs between the mind,...(READ MORE)