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All works of nonfiction, or memoir, have to first

All works of nonfiction, or memoir, have to first and foremost be art before they can be true. They have to be artful first before they can be truthful… If you emphasize the truth-telling at the expense of art, nobody is going to be interested in it. And if you sacrifice truth in the name of art, you risk triviality. There’s a constant balance between those two.