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Average rating: 3.51 · 1,185 ratings · 217 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Memoir Club

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Educating Waverley

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American Cookery

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Steps and Exes

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Graced Land

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Caveat

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The Delinquent Virgin

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Hollywood Memoirs


Juicy, sometimes salacious, full of glamorous details or outrageous incidents, the memoir–with its whispered invitation, “This is true!”–far more than the novel, is the literary genre ideally suited to Hollywood.



Many people affected by the blacklist wrote memoirs. The ones I read were interesting, but not especially compelling, like actor Lee Grant’s I Said Yes To Everything (a great title)....

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