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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Not All Lives Are Stories Worth Telling

How to begin? I had always shuddered at biographies that began, "It was a clear, cold morning in mid-December 1830, when the cry of a newborn baby broke the winter stillness." And once you begin, how to tell the story of a life that had no story?

Richard B. Sewall in Extra Ordinary Lives, edited by William Zinsser, 1986

1 comment:

  1. Every life has a story and IS a story! Some, however, such as my own, are stories that no one would ever want to read.