In this episode we talk about:
- What Tyler thinks of when she hears the label “Type A”
- Tyler’s life & who she is
- How finding out her name was not her legal name impacted her
- Her experience getting to connect with other children of fugitives
- How she learned to keep her life secret to protect her family & the difficulty of now opening up and telling the story
- The process of writing her memoir and how it has been different than her other projects
- Why she transitioned from telling his story to a novel to her memoir
- How writing about the past impacted her present
- The way in which her relationship with her family has been impacted by writing the book
- The fact that Tyler did not read many memoirs prior to writing hers
- Tyler & her dad’s relationship now
- What she would name her left brain
- Tyler’s dreams and intentions for her book
- A sneak peak at the novel Tyler is writing
Mentioned In This Episode:
Tyler Wetherall is the author of No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run (St. Martin’s Press; on-sale April 3, 2018). She is a freelance writer living and working in New York City. She has written for The Guardian,The Times, and The Irish Independent. Her short fiction has been published in The Gettysburg Review and others.
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About The Type A Creative Podcast:
The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
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