Jonathan and Russ go back and forth about the fine line between fact and fiction, the fallibility of human memory, and where truth comes from, specifically as these issues pertain to Russ’s memoir Struck.
- This conversation starts with a quotation from Annie Dillard. It comes from the book Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (edited by William Zinsser).
- Russ mentioned the “Free Brian Williams” episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Revisionist History.
- Russ mentioned Jonathan’s memoir, “Drunk Mailman.” Here’s the link.