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The Memoirist

What Happened When I Was Caught Shoplifting

I didn’t learn a valuable lesson

Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash

“Where’s the magazine you were just looking at?” the grocery store cop asked, letting me know I hadn’t escaped his watchful eye.

The shelf was full of magazines, but the Safeway Sherlock Holmes knew it wasn’t the Good Housekeeping or Car & Driver magazines I’d casually stuffed under my shirt.




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm.

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