“I’ve been working on my autobiography, just pecking away in longhand. The more you write, the more you remember. The more you remember the more detail you recall.”
Today’s Literary Birthday
American author, literary theorist and political activist Susan Sontag was born on this day in 1933. Sontag became a New York celebrity and was often called “the dark lady of American letters.” She wrote two novels The Benefactor and Death Kit. Her 1986 short story The Way We Live Now documented the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Her essay Notes on Camp advanced the “so bad it’s good” concept in popular culture. Sontag had a long relationship with photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Today’s Memoir/Family History Memory Trigger
Each day we offer a question or action to help you trigger your memories of things which will make your memoir or family history richer, more detailed and more interesting. Reflect on the prompt and see what ideas it triggers. Here’s today’s:
Do you have a good memory?