These tasty reads — a sampling of notable articles, essays, memoirs, and books — blend fiction storytelling techniques with fact-based prose. Enjoy!
Barry, Dave. “Going Ape.” Miami Herald. 7 Oct. 1990. Web 08 Aug. 2016.
Bissinger, Harry Gerard. Friday Night Lights. New York: Da Capo, 1990.
Bouton, Jim. Ball Four. New York: Macmillan, 1970.
Braverman, Blair. “Welcome to Dog World!” The Atavist. Magazine. No. 49.
Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood. Vintage. ISBN-13: 978-0679745587
Colin, Chris. “Inside Japan’s booming rent-a-friend industry.” The Week. Web 08 Aug. 2016.
Crain, Zack. “Tony Dorsett Is Losing His Mind.” D Magazine.
Davies, Adam. “The Loneliest Lemur on Earth.” Sarasota. 9/2/2013.
Dunning, SJ. “Preserve and Protect” The Sun. Issue 488
Forrester, James. The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives. New York: Macmillan, 2015.
Gilbert, Elizabeth. “The Last American Man.” GQ. N.p., 08 Aug. 2010. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.
Graves, John. Goodbye to a River: A Narrative. New York: Vintage Books, 1959.
Hart, Kevin with Neil Strauss. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Hepola, Sarah. Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget. Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit. New York: Ballantine, 2001.
Junger, Sebastian. The Perfect Storm. New York: Norton, 1997.
King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000.
McCourt, Frank. Teacher Man: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 2005.
Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar: A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, 2005.
Percy, Jennifer. I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking. The New York Times Magazine, August 2, 2016.
Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales. NY: Harper & Row, n.d. N. pag. Print.
Saunders, George. My Writing Education: A Timeline. The New Yorker, 2015.
Sedaris, David. “Stepping Out.” The New Yorker. N.p., 23 June 2014. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.
Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown, 2010.
Smith, Gary. “Higher Education: How Perry Reese Jr. changed an Ohio community forever.” Sports Illustrated, 2014.
Sutherland, Amy. “Opening the Heart’s Floodgates, With a Paw,” The New York Times, Feb. 17, 2017.
Talese, Gay. “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.” Esquire. N.p., 14 May 2016. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.
Tauber, Daleena. “Post-election Writing Rubric.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. November 11, 2016.
Wright, Richard. Black Boy (American Hunger) A Record of Childhood and Youth. N.p.: Perennial, n.d. 14-18. Print. Restored Text Library of America.
Bonus: Rebecca Skloot videos explain her narrative “braiding” and other writing strategies; Marion Roach Smith offers up a memoir manifesto.