Feb 16, 2008

autobiographical neuroses

i sent this article by giles turnbull on writing 3-line biographies to everyone i know who has a minor neurosis about their life stories. the temptation to be flip is overwhelming, but even that, as he points out is "Too clever by half. Too much up its own backside." problem usually is that you either have not enough of a story (insufficiently interesting), too much of a story (solipsistic), or too many stories (dilettante). there's really no good solution.

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