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What Motivates You to Write a Memoir? Joe Skinkis shares his reason

D: What motivates you to write a memoir? I asked Joe Skinkis. Here he shares how his many life experiences have impelled him to write his life stories.

I am a 75-year-old man who lives in Thailand with my 30-year-old wife. One day, we may have a child. I would like to have my child learn from my mistakes and to glean the positive aspects of my experience. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]

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4 Responses to What Motivates You to Write a Memoir? Joe Skinkis shares his reason

  1. chris mcnees August 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM #

    Would love to hear many more stories

  2. memoryman August 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM #

    Chris, I hope to run many more stories such as this one as readers send them in. What motivates you to write? I’d love to include your account.

  3. ed grusch August 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

    Joe…i see nothing in the memoir about you riding in the trunk of a 58 chevy with some stolen furniture….or…riding on buffalo at south park while heavily intoxicated

  4. Joseph Skinkis August 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM #

    Hi Chris,
    I’d love to share my stories with you. Here is my email address: [email protected]

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