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Issue 68, Fall 2018
Risk

Embracing Uncertainty more

Books

Show Me All Your Scars

Edited by Lee Gutkind

Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichotillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these original true stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness. more

Back Issues

Issue 67, Summer 2018
Starting Over

Hitting the reset button more

Merchandise

True Story Chicken Tote

There's a lot to love about this roomy tote: it's made of sturdy100% cotton canvas and has generous 22" handles with leatherette comfort grips. But most important: there's plenty of space to keep your books and papers (or whatever else you're carrying) safe inside.

This bag looks great, too, with the True Story logo and Pittsburgh artist Seth Clark's "chicken" illustration from Issue #9.

Events

Excavating Memory

November 3, 2018 10:00 AM

Use everyday objects to realign the deeper truth of experience with the stories we tell about who we are and how we live.

Finding & Shaping Your True Story

December 8, 2018 10:00 AM

Transform interesting anecdotes or fragmentary episodes into fully realized pieces of writing that will engage and move readers.

Finding Family | Writing the Adoption Experience

August 18, 2018 10:00 AM

A daylong workshop for anyone whose life has been touched by adoption.