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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

New Releases Tagged "Memoir"

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating
I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister
How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays
A Manual for Heartache
Finding Gobi: The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey
Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria
Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia
The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both
How to Be a Muslim: An American Story
Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon?s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History
The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway
Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale
Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth
Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
We are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
Priestdaddy: A Memoir
My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
Real Friends
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
You Don't Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Give a Girl a Knife
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning
The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios
Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy
Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War
All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
Are You Anybody?: A Memoir
The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion
Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir
The Mighty Franks: A Family Memoir
Notti in bianco, baci a colazione
Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee
Man of the Year
No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway
A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Bront?s Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women?s Work
How to Write Good
A Stitch of Time: The Year a Brain Injury Changed My Language and Life
Narrow River, Wide Sky: A Memoir
Tuesday's Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives
Papi: My Story
Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano
Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir
Death Need Not Be Fatal
You & a Bike & a Road
Seminary Boy: A Memoir
Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm
Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays
Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis

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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