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  • At a time when virtually every breathing American has been on a reality show, and when tweets alert us to one's trip to the restroom, is it any surprise that everyone thinks his or her life is worthy of a self-told tale?

    Michele Willens: FACE IT: Who Gets to Write a Memoir?

  • At a time when tweets alert us to one's trip to the restroom, is it any surprise that everyone thinks his or her life is worthy of a self-told tale?

    Michele Willens: FACE IT: Who Gets to Write a Memoir?

  • So it make sense for me to rationally anticipate some future experiences only if they will be mine, where what makes them mine is that they will fit coherently and accurately into my own ongoing self-told story.

    Personal Identity and Ethics

  • She spoke with the straight, sincere interest of a dairymaid listening to the self-told heroisms of a stable boy.

    The Readjustment

  • He, too, was alone when he wrote that, feverish, somnolent, in that semitorpid condition which precedes the last great sleep: he sat dreaming by the fireside: all round him were heavy drowsy melodies, like stagnant water: he dwelt on them, like a child half-asleep delighting in some self-told story, and repeating some passage in it twenty times: so sleep comes, then death ....

    Jean Christophe: in Paris The Market-Place, Antoinette, the House

  • There are a lot of causes that can be pointed to and a lot of opportunities for 'woe is me' self-told tales of difficulty from exhaustion to migraines and from burnout to a relationship with my wife damaged by my own immersion and self-seclusion.

    ThreatsWatch: RapidRecon

  • Quirky self-told tail of a solo sail the "wrong way" arund the world in the roaring forties of southern latitude.

    Fractals of Change

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