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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

New Releases Tagged "Memoir"

My Salinger Year
Hard Choices
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Take This Man: A Memoir
I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People
Now I See You: A Memoir
I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain
Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look
Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town
Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row
Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea
Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village That Restored Them All
So Long, Marianne: A Love Story includes rare material by Leonard Cohen
The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy
The Late Starters Orchestra
The House on Carnaval Street
Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults
Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
The Most Dangerous Animal of All
Brunette Ambition
The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading
Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story
Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation
Creativity: The Perfect Crime
Welcome to My Jungle: An Unauthorized Account of How a Regular Guy Like Me Survived Years of Touring with Guns N Roses, Pet Wallabies, Crazed Groupies, Axl Rose's Moth Extermination System, and Other Perils on the Road with One of the Greatest Rock Ba...
The Fictional Woman
All Roads Lead to Jerusalem: A Muslim American Woman Looking for Hope and Answers in the West Bank
Should I Go to Grad School?: 41 Answers to An Impossible Question
I Murdered My Library
The Reappearing Act: Coming Out on a College Basketball Led By Born-Again Christians
A Boy and a Jaguar
The Feel Good Hit of the Year
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders
Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro
Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop
Shepherd: A Memoir
The Power of Bones

Laura Miller
Laura Miller The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Her Favorite Books for Adults who Love Narnia: Miller tells Goodreads, "Here are five suggestions for people who spent their childhoods peeking hopefully into wardrobes."
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Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal,
Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal, you may have been raised thinking that if you told the truth about what really went on in your family, a long bony white finger would emerge from a cloud and point to you, while a chilling voice thundered, "We *told* you not to tell." But that was then. Just put down on paper everything you can remember now about your parents and siblings and relatives and neighbors, and we will deal with libel later on.
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

John Grogan
In the English language, it all comes down to this: Twenty-six letters, when combined correctly, can create magic. Twenty -six letters form the foundation of a free, informed society.
John Grogan, Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The Philadelphia Inquirer

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