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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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New Releases Tagged "Memoir"

Books for Living
George Lucas: A Life
18 and Life on Skid Row
Scrappy Little Nobody
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
Born a Crime
The Princess Diarist
Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index
To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
Tippi: A Memoir
It's All Absolutely Fine
Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File
Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV
I Loved Her in the Movies: Working with the Legendary Actresses of Hollywood
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
Intended for Evil: A Survivor's Story of Love, Faith, and Courage in the Cambodian Killing Fields
One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God

Laura Miller
Laura Miller The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Her Favorite Books for Adults who Love Narnia: Miller tells Goodreads, "Here are five suggestions for people who spent their childhoods peeking hopefully into wardrobes."
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Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal,
Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal, you may have been raised thinking that if you told the truth about what really went on in your family, a long bony white finger would emerge from a cloud and point to you, while a chilling voice thundered, "We *told* you not to tell." But that was then. Just put down on paper everything you can remember now about your parents and siblings and relatives and neighbors, and we will deal with libel later on.
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Elbert Hubbard
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Elbert Hubbard, Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

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