as-told-to

Related to as-told-to: Truth Be Told

as-told-to

(ăz-tōld′to͞o)
adj. Informal
Written by a professional author based on conversations with the subject: an as-told-to memoir.
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From short fiction, to as-told-to narratives, to illustrated stories, to personal essays, these stories celebrate the strength of heritage and the liveliness of innovation.
In Kim's, Kourtney's, and Khloe's young adult novel Dollhouse (at least one can only assume, indeed, hope, that this as-told-to teen twaddle was written for young adults and only its absence of illustrations, especially those that can be colored, suggests that it was intended for a reader more mature than the 3-8 set), the narrator expresses a sense of the purposeless ambition of the teenager who is too lazy, too drugged by the opium of fashion and make-up fads, to formulate real goals other than being famous and looking pretty:
With Salvo telling his story to his host and listener (a comic book author, as it turns out), this as-told-to frame narration follows Salvo from quotidian earthling with family and job to the eternal wanderer of time and space; he's looking for his wife and daughter, who end up on a different space-time continuum because of his accidental triggering of an alien time-traveling device.
And the life of Basquiat, as sad as it may seem in the prevalent body of media testimony, is a joyous lightning bolt when it is described in true detail, as it is in Clement's extraordinary as-told-to poem.
We also collect first-hand or as-told-to stories -- oral history -- from around the UAE and different neighbouring regions.
Another approach is taken by those who focus on the theme of narrative storytelling itself in this tale, containing as it does oblique references to three different works of twentieth century literature, two novels and an as-told-to biography.
The texts included in Speaking laves, Authoring Texts not only display the importance of as-told-to narratives, but also further complicate accepted geographical conceptions of enslavement and freedom, while affirming the centrality of maternal relations in narratives of slavery.
In this as-told-to tale, Italian journalist Luca Rastello crafts the memories of an imprisoned drug smuggler into a picaresque complete with colorful criminals ("squat as a wine flask, hewn out of a single block, two gorilla-like arms that reached down to his knees") and jaw-dropping profits ("But you've brought in 1,200 kilos of cocaine
This as-told-to autobiography presents an amazing story.
The 18 documents include judicial inquiries, letters, last wills and testaments, petitions, trial proceedings, written dialogue, and as-told-to biography.
In this as-told-to book aided by Lawrence Hill, Key comes across strongly as an unfortunate young man trying to make his way through life and simply getting in over his head.
Truth, moreover, compels me to admit that Living History, her mega-hyped memoir, has that unfortunate, processed-cheese, as-told-to taste.