CAROLINE LEAVITT is the author of 10 novels, including the New York Times Bestsellers Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You. She reviews books for People, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and teaches writing online at Stanford and UCLA Extension Writers Program. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Salon, Real Simple, and More, among others. A recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant, she can be reached at www.carolineleavitt.com.
A memoir has to be totally factual. Or does it? Stories change with the telling, and we ourselves are always changing, so is there such a thing as absolute truth? Whats really important is getting at the deeper truths, the ones that resonate and change lives.