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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Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics
Let Love Rule
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
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Blood
We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe
A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South
Come Home, Indio
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Eat a Peach
The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss
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    Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie
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    Educated
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    Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
    Please Like Me [But Keep Away]
    A Promised Land
    Kind of Hindu
    The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life
    Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
    Solutions and Other Problems
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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