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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 is...more

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  • Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her by Robert  Stephen Parry
    Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her
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    The Elizabethan golden age was peopled by a court of flamboyant and devoted men - each one unique, ambitious and talented. At its centre was a woman,…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2014
    1 copy available, 1096 people requesting
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  • The Worm Fiasco- A True Portrayal of Domestic Violence by Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll
    The Worm Fiasco- A True Portrayal of Domestic Violence
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    Author signed Second Edition of The Worm Fiasco- A True Portrayal of Domestic Violence

    Excerpt:
    "She lay curled up on the floor as the blood pooled a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2014
    3 copies available, 246 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Pornographer's Daughter by Kristin Battista-Frazee
    The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat
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    Release date: Sep 30, 2014
    I'll be giving away 20 copies of The Pornographer's Daughter. This memoir, optioned to be sold as a TV series, chronicles my father's transformation f…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 22, 2014
    20 copies available, 890 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Any Road Will Take You There by David W. Berner
    Any Road Will Take You There: A Journey of Fathers and Sons
    by
    Release date: Sep 17, 2014
    AUTOGRAPHED COPY! Publisher is giving away 5 autographed copies of the trade paperback edition. (This book won a Book of the Year Award from the Chica…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 22, 2014
    5 copies available, 246 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Don't Give Up, Don't Give in by Louis Zamperini
    Don't Give Up, Don't Give in: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life
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    Release date: Nov 18, 2014
    American hero Louis Zamperini shares his wisdom, values, lessons, secrets, and other insights gleaned from his remarkable experiences in this powerful…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2014
    5 copies available, 432 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Siberiak by Jenny Jaeckel
    Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob
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    Release date: Nov 01, 2014
    Told in bold black and white illustrations and through adorable non-human characters, Siberiak is part travelogue, part coming-of-age memoir. The teen…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 24, 2014
    20 copies available, 615 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB
  • Rocks by Joe  Perry
    Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith
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    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    *SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY*

    “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists. Strap yoursel…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2014
    10 copies available, 513 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Ghost of My Father by Scott Berkun
    The Ghost of My Father
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    Release date: Oct 22, 2014
    From bestselling author Scott Berkun comes this powerful book, funded by hundreds of fans on Kickstarter.

    The Ghost of My Father is about his failed re…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2014
    25 copies available, 14 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Shepherd by Richard  Gilbert
    Shepherd: A Memoir
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    Release date: May 01, 2014
    Shepherd: A Memoir covers a decade in the lives of Richard Gilbert and his wife, who move to Appalachian Ohio with two small children.

    They're charmed…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 25 - Oct 25, 2014
    8 copies available, 236 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Guide Her Home by Jolene Lavine
    Guide Her Home: A Year of Hope After a Child's Tragedy
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2014
    I will be giving away twenty copies of my memoir, Guide Her Home. This book documents the first year of our family's experience after my ten-year-old…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 25 - Oct 25, 2014
    20 copies available, 334 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Fakebook by Dave Cicirelli
    Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies
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    In addition to being an author, I'm also an artist. A piece you may have heard of is Fake Banksy Sells Out—an unsanctioned sequel to Banksy's Central…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2014
    5 copies available, 316 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • On the Okey Dokey Trail by I. Leigh Private
    On the Okey Dokey Trail: A Smart-Aleck Perspective on the Give and Take of Life
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    Release date: Sep 02, 2014
    Enter this giveaway if you:
    Are a woman.
    Have children.
    Are a twin or have twins.
    Love adventure.
    Want to take a peek inside Hollywood or the ad business.
    C…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 28 - Oct 26, 2014
    10 copies available, 350 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Last Seven Pages by James Pinnick
    The Last Seven Pages: Two Days to Live. What Would You Write? A Memoir of Hope
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    Release date: Apr 07, 2014
    "This story is so breathtakingly poignant yet uplifting." Five Star Review – readersfavorite.com

    "One of the most profound, captivating, inspirational…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 26 - Oct 26, 2014
    1 copy available, 202 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
    The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
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    Release date: Nov 11, 2014
    ADVANCE COPY GIVEAWAY

    Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first cen…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Oct 27, 2014
    10 copies available, 1656 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Jumping into the Parade by Tim  Brown
    Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living
    by
    Release date: Oct 21, 2014
    Win a final copy of JUMPING INTO THE PARADE by Tim Brown.

    DESCRIPTION: JUMPING INTO THE PARADE is an inspirational memoir from a successful business ex…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2014
    2 copies available, 184 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Napkin Notes by Garth Callaghan
    Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will Follow
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    Release date: Oct 28, 2014
    Garth Callaghan has been crafting lunches and napkin notes placed in those lunches since his daughter, Emma, was a small child. As she grew older, the…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 03 - Oct 28, 2014
    5 copies available, 159 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Slippery When Wet by J.E. Ellington
    Slippery When Wet: One Woman's Journey Through the Mystery of Sex
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    Release date: Oct 28, 2014
    Find out what makes sex amazing Instead of so-so in this new book by sexual medicine scientist, Dr. E.

    Slippery When Wet: One Woman's Journey Through t…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 07 - Oct 28, 2014
    10 copies available, 167 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
    Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
    by
    Release date: Jan 19, 2015
    "Engrossing and powerful, it speaks volumes about the many ways people grieve and live.” — Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 04 - Oct 29, 2014
    25 copies available, 160 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • I Have to Leave You Now by Maria V. Ciletti
    I Have to Leave You Now: A Survival Guide for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer's Disease
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    I Have to Leave You Now is a memoir of an Alzheimer's caregiver woven in with a practical self-help guide that deals with the day-to-day processes of…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 05 - Oct 29, 2014
    5 copies available, 139 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Long Hello by Cathie Borrie AUTHOR
    The Long Hello
    by
    A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others.

    The Long Hello explores the emo…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Oct 29, 2014
    25 copies available, 258 people requesting
    Countries available: CA
  • When The Roll Is Called A Pyonder by Diana R. Zimmerman
    When The Roll Is Called A Pyonder: Tales From A Mennonite Childhood
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    Release date: Aug 19, 2014
    This book is a bit of a twist on the traditional memoir. It is the memoir of a childhood in the 1970's on a Mennonite family farm in Lancaster County,…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 16 - Oct 30, 2014
    8 copies available, 364 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 168 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB
  • Dear Father by J. Ivy
    Dear Father: Turning My Pain Into Power
    by
    Release date: Jan 27, 2015
    WIN AN ARC!

    Grammy and Peabody award winning poet, J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who has bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through hi…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
    10 copies available, 127 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Sweet Talkers Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl by Kathleen K.
    Sweet Talkers Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl
    by
    SWEET TALKERS slipped in and out of print in the mid-1990s, enjoying a second life as collectible erotica.
    Kathleen K. reintroduces her non-fiction se…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 10 - Oct 31, 2014
    10 copies available, 383 people requesting
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  • Ted and I by Gerald Hughes
    Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir
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    Release date: Dec 02, 2014
    Anecdotal and immensely charming, Ted and I is a unique portrait of a shared childhood between Gerald Hughes and his younger brother Ted, one of the f…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
    10 copies available, 212 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Carry on Padre by Pierre Van Blommestein
    Carry on Padre: Memoirs of an Army Chaplain in Apartheid South Africa
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    Release date: Aug 16, 2014
    I am delighted to offer to Goodreads readers giveaway copies of my memoir "Carry on Padre". This is the story of my experiences as a military chaplain…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
    10 copies available, 235 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • The Power of Love by Heather Scavetta
    The Power of Love: A Mother's Miraculous Journey from Grief to Medium, Channel, and Teacher
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    Release date: Aug 07, 2014
    Softcover edition mailed to your home. View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 06 - Oct 31, 2014
    2 copies available, 150 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV by Maz Jobrani
    I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man
    by
    A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 10 - Oct 31, 2014
    5 copies available, 134 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Actor/Doctor by Milt Kogan
    Actor/Doctor: An Autobiography--Part II: Real Doctor Reel Actor
    by
    Release date: Sep 27, 2014
    ACTOR/DOCTOR (An Improbable Life)
    An Autobiography
    A young doctor ventures to Hollywood to search for a dream girlfriend. Instead, he falls in love with…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Nov 01, 2014
    10 copies available, 88 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Nearly Orthodox by Angela Doll Carlson
    Nearly Orthodox: On being a modern woman in an ancient tradition
    by
    Release date: Jul 31, 2014
    If you enjoy the writing of Anne Lamott or Kathleen Norris you will want to read the work of Angela Doll Carlson. This is your chance to pick up a cop…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 28 - Nov 01, 2014
    1 copy available, 160 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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