"Maybe you have something to say." That's the wisdom a friend offered Rheta Grimsley Johnson as she published her second memoir. Ralph Eubanks notes that personal experience is a way to draw a reader into a topic. "I'm lucky to have had the chance to do this," he says. And Louis E. Bourgeois wrote a fictional protagonist "to get some distance from the experiences." Host Gene Edwards observes that all three memoirists "were not afraid to go very, very deep." "I think the definition of art is honesty," replies Johnson. "If you're going to do it at all, you need to do it as honestly as you can."
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Episode #211 / Length: 56 minutes