Telling the Truth

The Subject of Autobiography

A Let's Talk About It series

A variety of twentieth-century autobiographies lead us to consider how we define “truth” and who is capable of telling it.

  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
  • The Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives by Carolyn Kay Steedman
  • In My Mother’s House by Kim Chernin