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

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Why Not Me?
Year of Yes
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The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Everything I Know About Love
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
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I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
De Amerikaanse prinses
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
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Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
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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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