Ms. Barrington demonstrates the clearest possible vision of how to transform the truth of a life into Art. Art is the celebration of truth, but without the artist's touch, truth remains ordinary. The title alone, Writing the Memoir, From Truth to Art", really drives the text and exercises and leads the reader whether as an individual or a member of a class or writing group to skills she will need to be a successful memoirist. Before I found this wonderful text, I struggled with this form. No longer. Thank you, Ms. Barrington!