Margaret Bendet, an award-winning writer and editor, who also teaches classes in memoir. For nine years the chief interviewer for an international oral history collection, she specializes in drawing out people’s best stories. Margaret has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. For ten years she was a member of the working press, and in the past 30 years she has edited a monthly yoga magazine and a number of books. She can be contacted at Her Web site is at


There was never a guarantee that my adventure would turn out “all right” — meaning, the way I wanted it to. But I’ve noticed that every time something goes “wrong,” I have an opportunity to become more conscious and — just as significant — to have a new kind of interaction with the people around me, sometimes with total strangers...

Winter 2013 Issue

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