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"

I'm Glad My Mom Died
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
Crying in H Mart
Paris: The Memoir
Everything I Know About Love
Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear
Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
Gender Queer: A Memoir
Finding Me
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up
All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Tell Me Everything: A Memoir
Love, Pamela
The Postcard
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
Quietly Hostile: Essays
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokpokki
The Happiest Man on Earth
The Stable Boy of Auschwitz
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
In the Dream House
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Stay True
All Boys Aren't Blue
The Book of Charlie
Bad Mormon: A Memoir
A Heart That Works
My Body
My Love Story
Know My Name
Hello, Molly!: A Memoir
Strong Female Character
Choosing to Run: A Memoir
The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team
Taste: My Life through Food
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma
The Half of It: A Memoir
The Anthropocene Reviewed
Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
Did I Ever Tell You This?
A Place for Us: A Memoir
How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived
Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within
It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs
Why Fish Don't Exist
Dear Dolly
Tastes Like War
Tegan and Sara: Junior High (Tegan and Sara, #1)
Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself
The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There
The Forgotten Girls: A Memoir of Friendship and Lost Promise in Rural America
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life
Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)
The Salt Path
Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
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
Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World
Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
They Called Us Enemy
Open Book
Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single
Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases
In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
The Young Man
Somebody's Daughter
Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
Tre ciotole. Rituali per un anno di crisi
You Can't Joke About That: Why Everything Is Funny, Nothing Is Sacred, and We're All in This Together
Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery
Girl Wash your Face
Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up
Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
The Stories We Tell: Every Piece of Your Story Matters
Everything Sad Is Untrue
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World
Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir
We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story
Is It Hot in Here (Or Am I Suffering for All Eternity for the Sins I Committed on Earth)?
Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman
The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir
The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

Sierra D. Waters
No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn't even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them? ...more
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Peter B. Forster
Just a middle-age man with all the privilege that unasked for gift affords. When in truth it seems, we see suffering as the province of children, mothers, wives and lovers. Broken, struck by the hand of a man’s blind ambition, brutish strength. What of the gentle-man with the soft voice…
Peter B. Forster, More Than Love, A Husband's Tale

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