Ghostwriter

ghostwriterWho better to write the story of my life?

A runaway slave communicating to a rag-tag group of racially various pre/teens? Obviously.

Any story of this life has to have random dance breaks, enviable special effects, pens on neck-strings, and horrendous fashion choices.

Beyond that cultural touchstone, though, I’d have to say Alison Bechdel.

Fun Home is one of my favorite books – evocative, honest, raw, and intelligent.

And even better? It’s a graphic novel.

I absolutely can’t imagine a better way to imagine my story being told – in all its vivid words and images. At least that’s how it seems to me – what I remember most clearly of it are those visceral, sticky, real moments.

The moments that are snapshots of an entire story – reflective of a whole experience.

I’d love to see what she could do with that bus ride in Kosovo.

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The Art of the Everyday – March 11: Ghostwriter, If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

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