Today is the last day to sign up for the A to Z Challenge Reflections. If you would like to tell us your thoughts about the April A to Z event you can sign up at the A to Z Blog. I'm keeping posts on my blogs relatively short this week so I can focus on the many Reflections posts.
Often a memoir deals with the life of a notable person of social, historical, or cultural significance. When most people think of biography this is probably what they expect. Many other memoirs deal with overcoming obstacles in life, recounting a rise to success, or coping with traumatic memories or events. But what about the life that doesn't fit any of these descriptions.
I often hear people say, "No one would want to hear about my boring life", but is that true? Is any life so boring that it could not be possibly written in such a way to make it interesting? The way I see it, it's not so much the content of the life but how well it is written.
What do you think? Would an exquisitely written memoir about a so-called boring life be something you would read? Could you get into a serious version of a "Seinfeld Show" type of story? Would a "dull" life story have to be funny to be entertaining? Are there any interesting memoirs you have read about lives that might seem insignificant on the surface?