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Mar 13, 2020

Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? Do you have a story to tell, but you’re too afraid to tell it because you’re not well-known? Memoirs like “Becoming -- Michelle Obama” sell well because readers are hungry for stories that inspire and/or take place in exotic places and times. But you don’t need to be famous to write a memoir…

How to Write a Memoir

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Peter G. Pollak, Author, and Owner of Expendable Man Publishing.

Peter will discuss what it takes in order to write a memoir. Peter will touch upon who should write a memoir and what types of memoirs are successful today. He’ll also speak about how to get started, preferred length, writer’s block and more!

For Peter Pollak's book, you can get it here:

Peter Pollak's Background

Born in upstate New York, the son of Holocaust survivors, ten years ago he reinvented himself as a novelist. This was after having had successful careers as a journalist, educator, and entrepreneur.

Now, as an author, Peter continues to follow the recipe of his early achievements. His formula begins with having a clearly-defined goal and developing a plan so that each day moves him closer to that goal. His goal at the moment is to be traditionally published. He works on his writing seven days a week and while he recognizes that perfection is impossible, he is always open to improving his craft.

Peter maintains a website where he reviews books and posts commentary on the writing life. He is also a monthly contributor to, and has been on various panels and given talks on writing at a number of writers’ conferences and workshops. To contact Peter or learn more about 10 Things You Need to Know to Write a Novel, Expendable Man Publishing or view his writings visit