Soul Surfer By William Zinsser Analysis

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The memoir “How to Write a Memoir,” and “Soul Surfer,” have many similarities and many differences. For example “Soul Surfer,” is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton, and about her shark attack. In “How to Write a Memoir,” William Zinsser explains how to write an exquisite memoir. William also provides suggestions such as “think small,” “Be yourself,” and “it’s your story”. Bethany Hamilton gives suggestions such as “fight for your dreams,” and “always try to find the bright side of things in a dull situation.” Bethany Hamilton writes her memoir from a child and an adult’s point of view. This somewhat follows Zinsser’s solution. Zinsser states “ The best memoirs are written from a child’s point of view”. For example Bethany states “I’m
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