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They say there is a grain of truth in every joke. Adair Lara has a fun writing exercise for this time of year in the appendix of her book Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed your Inhibitions and Craft A Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay.
Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, once said, “I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasures in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” What would you compare the holiday season to?
Since we know this is a busy time, we'll cut straight to the chase. You get some options this week. The first is a general idea inspired by stories like Truman Capote's A Thanksgiving Visitor (sequel to his well-known A Christmas Memory), the other two are taken from the appendix of Adair Lara's writing manual Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay: