Memoir

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
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Swing
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Stranger Care
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The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Freedom
Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice
My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life
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