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  • Richard M. Cohen
    Richard Merrill Cohen (born February 14, 1948) is an American journalist, television producer, and author. He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN. notes From Allen, Jenny (September 20...
  • Tina Fey
    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998–2006), the ...
  • Marlee Matlin
    Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress. She is the only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for Children of a Lesser God....
  • Rosie Perez
    Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist. Rosie produced and directed Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu to sepas! (I'm ...
  • Gore Vidal (1925 - 2012)
    Gore Vidal Born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal on October 3, 1925 (1925-10-03) (age 84) in West Point, New York Pen name Edgar Box, Cameron Kay, Katherine Everard Occupation Novelist, essayist, jo...

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Writing a life story is "the invention of me" - and an unreliable source for genealogists.

"A memoir," says Gore Vidal, "is how one remembers one's own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked. In a memoir it isn't the end of the world if your memory tricks you and your dates are off by a week or a month as long as you honestly try to tell the truth" (Palimpsest: A Memoir, 1995).

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