After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Critique the Beginning of My Memoir

Painting of my tango shoes by Mexican artist Santiago Corral
Please help me by critiquing the beginning of my memoir, The Church of Tango:  Death, Dance, Destiny

by reading the first chapter here and commenting:
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Be honest. I appreciate it.


Anonymous said...


Dieudonne said...

Tres evocatif, vous connaissez bien Paris, et a vous lire, j'ai l'impresion d'y etre.Merci.
Vous avez un style bien a vous, courageux, plaisant et joyeux, qui donne envie de rire et d'aimer juste pour le plaisir.
Ayant passer ma vie a voyager, j'aime les narratives de decouverte et d'exploration de nouveaux lieux.
Vous lire comme toujours est un vrai plaisir. J'attens votre livre avec anticipation.
Bien a vous,

Michelle said...

Hi Cherie!
Loved reading your chapters. I found it very captivating and wanted to read more. The only thing, I thought the line "Unfamiliar happiness bubbled up like a fountain of French champagne" was so strong that you could finish the chapter with it...the bit about the attention of men requires its own chapter...because it is interesting too. Anyway, keep on writing! Un abrazo from Australia

Anonymous said...

Hi Cherie,
I loved the great detail that immediately put my mind to work visualizing each scene. Perhaps a typo... "To me the apartment were very French" to my ear called for either apartmentS or WAS, or it's a construction that I am unfamiliar with.. I was sorry when my free preview was over
Walt from Austin.

tangocherie said...

Thanks to you who left comments! They mean a lot to me. Merci a PJ, Michelle, DIEU!

Walt, thanks also for the typo pickup--you are correct and it's been fixed.

What do you think of the painting for the cover?