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As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning "memory", or a reminiscence), forms a subclass of autobiography – although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable in modern parlance. Memoir is autobiographical writing, but not all autobiographical writing follows the criteria for memoir. Memoirs are structured differently from formal autobiographies which tend to encompass the writer's entire life span, focusing on the development of his/her personality. The chronological scope of memoir is determined by the work's context and i...more

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  • Full Circle by Jane Hersey
    Full Circle
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    Full Circle continues the life story of Jane Hersey which began with Breath in the Dark. It tells the harrowing true tale of a socially isolated young…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 07 - Aug 29, 2014
    10 copies available, 272 people requesting
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  • I Liked You When I Thought I was Dead by Casey Renee Kiser
    I Liked You When I Thought I was Dead
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    Casey's new chapbook is short and sweet. Well, at least one of those are true. Upon discovering she's still alive, she gets drunk and can't seem to re…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2014
    2 copies available, 381 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
    Dream Weaver: A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison
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    Win an advance readers copy of DREAM WEAVER by music superstar Gary Wright. The music legend reflects on his professional collaboration, friendship, a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 25 - Jul 25, 2014
    8 copies available, 460 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Last of the Living Blue by Gin Getz
    The Last of the Living Blue
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    Release date: Jun 30, 2014
    The beautiful brand new release by Colorado nature/memoir writer, Gin Getz.

    The Last of the Living Blue is an intimate, intense personal account of the…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2014
    1 copy available, 150 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Phoning Home by Jacob M. Appel
    Phoning Home: Essays
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    Release date: Jun 02, 2014
    "In his essays, Jacob Appel vividly evokes a younger version of himself, whom he treats with both cruelty and affection. His essays are gentle, crisp,…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2014
    3 copies available, 139 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • 31 Days by Marcia Gloster
    31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction
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    Release date: Sep 16, 2014
    We are giving away 2 ARC (Advance Reader Copies) copies of 31 DAYS a month before it is released!

    “An elegant and eloquent narrative of seduction and s…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2014
    2 copies available, 165 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
    What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
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    Release date: May 20, 2014
    Win a signed copy of "What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding." View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 11 - Jul 26, 2014
    5 copies available, 416 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Between Gods by Alison Pick
    Between Gods: A Memoir
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    Release date: Sep 02, 2014
    From the Man Booker-nominated author of the novel Far to Go and one of our most talented young writers comes an unflinching, moving and unforgettable…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 28 - Jul 27, 2014
    10 copies available, 199 people requesting
    Countries available: CA
  • Maximum Insecurity by William  Wright
    Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax
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    After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 27 - Jul 27, 2014
    5 copies available, 361 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • American Sky by Fred Tribuzzo
    American Sky: Good Landings and Other Flying Adventures
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    Release date: Apr 15, 2014
    "American Sky is no ordinary book about flying; it’s as much about the people who populated Fred Tribuzzo’s world of aviation, good and bad, as it is…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 28 - Jul 28, 2014
    5 copies available, 310 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Hell Camp by Niki Smart
    Hell Camp: How to Chew on a Crazy Childhood and Avoid Choking
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    Win a signed copy of the memoir, Hell Camp: How to chew on a crazy childhood and avoid choking.

    A fast paced journey through a bizarre chidhood with a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 14 - Jul 28, 2014
    5 copies available, 357 people requesting
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  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
    Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
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    Release date: Jan 09, 2014
    AUTOGRAPHED COPY SENT DIRECTLY FROM AUTHOR

    "I read Waking Up White in one sitting. To say I loved it is an understatement. It's such a raw, honest port…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 06 - Jul 29, 2014
    20 copies available, 531 people requesting
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  • The Coconut Latitudes by Rita M. Gardner
    The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean
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    Release date: Sep 16, 2014
    Rita Gardner's memoir of a childhood in paradise is a journey into unexpected misery and a twisted path to redemption and truth. It is a haunting and…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 30 - Jul 30, 2014
    15 copies available, 306 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Let the Tornado Come by Rita Zoey Chin
    Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir
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    Release date: Jun 24, 2014
    From an award-winning poet comes this riveting, gorgeous memoir about a young runaway, the trauma that haunted her as an adult, and the friendship wit…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 09 - Jul 30, 2014
    10 copies available, 301 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • My Jobs and Why They All Sucked by Leonard Stegmann
    My Jobs and Why They All Sucked
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    ***AUTOGRAPHED COPY***

    Yes, every one of them sucked. In this book Leonard Stegmann shares the lifetime of misery that has been his employment history.…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 20 - Jul 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 135 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Story of My Escape by Giacomo Casanova
    The Story of My Escape: The Story of My Escape from the Prisons of the Republic of Venice Otherwise Known as the Leads
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    Release date: Jan 24, 2014
    Europe's greatest adventurer. Thrown into an escape-proof prison for a crime he probably committed.

    The question is, which crime?


    In 1755, the infamous…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 1 person requesting
    Countries available: GB
  • Intelligent Intimacy by Iris R. Campion
    Intelligent Intimacy: My Life and Friendship with Chaos Magician Stan Smith
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    Release date: Jun 27, 2014
    Intelligent Intimacy: My Life and Friendship with Chaos Magician Stan Smith View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 05 - Jul 31, 2014
    20 copies available, 118 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Confessions of a Gimp by John    Turner
    Confessions of a Gimp
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    Release date: May 07, 2014
    Listen: if you're actually lucky enough to win a free, signed copy of this book, you'll never use the bathroom the same way again.

    "Confessions of a Gi…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 2014
    10 copies available, 152 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Coming Ashore by Catherine Gildiner
    Coming Ashore: A Memoir
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    Release date: Oct 01, 2014
    The third and final volume in the spirited and witty memoir series

    Picking up her story in the late ’60s at age 21, Cathy Gildiner whisks the reader th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 2014
    4 copies available, 195 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Joni Mitchell by Malka Marom
    Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2014
    A lush exploration of Joni Mitchell’s career and art

    When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 2014
    5 copies available, 385 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Swallowing the Sea by Lee Upton
    Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy
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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY

    "Lee Upton has written a refreshingly honest, compact, ambitious, nuanced, anecdotal, and capacious book about writing. It will make y…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 06 - Jul 31, 2014
    4 copies available, 237 people requesting
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  • Story/Time by Bill T. Jones
    Story/Time: The Life of an Idea
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2014
    GALLEY GIVEAWAY - 3 COPIES


    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 16 - Jul 31, 2014
    3 copies available, 142 people requesting
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  • The Call of the Farm by Rochelle Bilow
    The Call of the Farm
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    Release date: Sep 23, 2014
    A tantalizing memoir of the author’s love affair with farming, food, and a freckle-faced farmer—and her journey of self-discovery along the way.

    Rochel…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 16 - Aug 01, 2014
    10 copies available, 784 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Girl with the Crooked Smile by Darah Zeledon
    Girl with the Crooked Smile: Stuck in a Moment ... And the Pearls of Wisdom that Pulled Her Through It
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    Perfect book club read!
    You don't know what you're made of until you are ripped apart.

    This riveting tale of faith, courage and resilience is deeply con…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 03 - Aug 03, 2014
    2 copies available, 185 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Healing Neen by Tonier Cain
    Healing Neen: One Woman's Path to Salvation from Trauma and Addiction
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    Release date: Sep 02, 2014
    "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…" – Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

    It is almost unfathomable to believe that just nine years ago Neen was in pr…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 10 - Aug 03, 2014
    15 copies available, 127 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • From This Day Forward by Matt Baumgardner
    From This Day Forward: A Love Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness
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    Release date: Sep 02, 2014
    Like many relationships, after eight years of marriage and two kids, Amy and Matt had drifted apart. They started fighting, lost trust and respect, an…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 10 - Aug 03, 2014
    15 copies available, 175 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Mountain to Mountain by Shannon Galpin
    Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan
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    ***Advance Reading Copies***

    Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Shannon Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 21 - Aug 04, 2014
    10 copies available, 137 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • How To Raise A Good Kid by Starbuck O'Dwyer
    How To Raise A Good Kid
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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY. Named a 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards finalist (parenting) and a 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist (both humor an…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 19 - Aug 04, 2014
    1 copy available, 255 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • The Art of Sleeping Alone by Sophie Fontanel
    The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex
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    Release date: Aug 05, 2014
    Enter to win a paperback copy of Sophie Fontanel's provocative memoir. View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 22 - Aug 04, 2014
    10 copies available, 80 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Rocks by Joe  Perry
    Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith
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    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    THIS IS A GALLEY GIVEAWAY

    In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the w…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 07 - Aug 05, 2014
    10 copies available, 347 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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