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How to Cook a Crocodile: A memoir with recipes.  Bonnie Lee Black.  Peace Corps Writers, 2010. Bonnie has produced a well written and very interesting Peace Corps memoir of her time in Gabon.  As she was writing from an adult … Continue reading

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Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji by Will Lutwick.  A Peace Corps Writers Book, 2012. Will’s memoir is insightful, funny and romantic.  It is a well written memoir of his Peace … Continue reading

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Writing Alchemy:  How to Write Fast and Deep, Memoir Edition, by Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett,  Knowledge Access Pubishing, 2012. When I first started writing the first thing I did was search the internet for sites about memoir writing.  The … Continue reading

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Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House 2011. How about a foodie memoir?  Blood, Bones & Butter is a great example of food writing.  I found it to be in the … Continue reading

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South of the Frontera: A Peace Corps Memoir by Lawrence F. Lihosit, iUniverse 2010 Mr. Lihosit’s served in the Peace Corps in Honduras, yet the first half of his book recounts his adventures in Mexico prior to his Peace Corps … Continue reading

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Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii by Frances H. Kakugawa, Watermark Publishing, 2011. A totally change of pace from my usual Peace Corps reading and thus a great escape from my own writing. I decided to read one of Ms. … Continue reading

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From Peace Corps with Love:  Letters from a Peace Corps Volunteer: 1970-1972.  Judythe Pearson Patberg.  Llumina Press 2007 As the title shows, Judythe uses her letters home and letters that she received to present a memoir of her Peace Corps … Continue reading

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