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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    On the Okey Dokey Trail: A Smart-Aleck Perspective on the Give and Take of Life
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  • Mess by Barry Yourgrau
    Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act
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    Release date: Aug 10, 2015
    "A funny, smart, and moving memoir about the accumulation of STUFF.” — Roz Chast, author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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    Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment.
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    You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.
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    Writing Tagged "Memoir"

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