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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

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Yes Please
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
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Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
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You'll Grow Out of It
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It's Not Yet Dark
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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
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Born to Run
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Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage
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The Secrets of My Life
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Coming Clean
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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Author of The Fact of a Body

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were recognized “notable” in Best American Essays 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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