Most Read This Week In 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

Most Read This Week Tagged "Memoir"

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Between the World and Me
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Open Book
When Breath Becomes Air
A Very Punchable Face
The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Know My Name
The Pale-Faced Lie
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life
Themes and Variations
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
Wow, No Thank You.
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
In the Dream House: A Memoir
Everything I Know About Love
All Boys Aren't Blue
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
The Salt Path
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
They Called Us Enemy
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Why Not Me?
The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine
The Prison Doctor
Inside Out
The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir
Reasons to Stay Alive
Heavy: An American Memoir
The Fixed Stars
Love Warrior
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
How We Fight For Our Lives
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
The Yellow House
From the Ashes
Permanent Record
The Chiffon Trenches
Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
My Name is Why
Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Notes on a Silencing
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Naturally Tan
Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
Uncanny Valley
Memoirs and Misinformation
The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
Stepping Stones
Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays
The Princess Diarist
Year of Yes
Unnatural Causes
Navigate Your Stars
The Last Black Unicorn
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
More Myself: A Journey
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
The Best We Could Do

Alexander Vassilieff
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
Alexander Vassilieff, Odysseya: An Epic Journey from Russia to Australia

Marjane Satrapi
You are putting yourself in serious danger...' I think that I preferred to put myself in serious danger rather than confront my shame. My shame at not having become someone, the shame of not having made my parents proud after all the sacrifices they had made for me. The shame of having become a mediocre nihilist.
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

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