Suzanne Finnamore and Candace Walsh discuss their feelings on divorce memoirs as a genre and their own personal reasons for publishing their own personal divorce stories. Both admit their memoirs were healing, cathartic experiences and expect that they are read primarily by, as Walsh observes, other women going through the same thing. Our culture’s new focus on social media, blogs and “sharing everything” also contributes to the rise of the divorce memoir.
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