Family Secrets“To me there was nothing strange about my story because it was my story. And I thought everyone had a strange story.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Making sense of memory can be challenging, especially when family secrets are involved. As David Diebold said to Ryan Tubridy this morning, sometimes we don’t remember events, we remember memories. David joined Ryan to talk about his book, This Is How We Dance, a memoir which chronicles a childhood that was shaken by a revelation worthy of Hollywood. Which is …

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew“I believe who I am in every way was defined by that decision.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Star of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, Kate Mulgrew spoke to Ryan about her complex relationship with her father and how it inspired her latest book ‘How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir’.

Writer Claire Tomalin‘Every life can be told. And I had a lot of material.’

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Claire Tomalin – historically – writes about other people. Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen. And to great success. In 2002, Tomalin won the Whitbread Prize for Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self. Now, Tomalin has turned the pen towards herself with the release of a memoir, A Life of My Own. As Seán Rocks on Arena put it when she joined him to discuss the book, she has “become her own subject”. What made her want to …