Her way

By Beryl Fletcher In Uncategorized

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5th July, 2003
CRAFT FOR A DRY LAKE, by Kim Mahood (Random, $26.95). What is it about memoir? Everybody's writing it, from the famous to the downright ordinary. Maybe prominent people want to get their oar in before some lying toad of a biographer subjects them to tortuous Freudian analysis that reduces their life's work to Something Awful That Mummy or Daddy Did. But for relative unknowns such as Kim Mahood, writing memoir seems to be an attempt to make sense of childhood experience so that one can reside comfortably within the present. It's easy to fall into the terrible sin of skiting, or ...

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