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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"

The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House
Sick: A Memoir
Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival
The Terrible
Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
Room to Dream
Choose Your Own Disaster
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays
Call Me American: A Memoir
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places
Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis
Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir
Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives
Take You Wherever You Go
Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig
The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire
An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood
I Can't Remember If We Said Goodbye
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Be Prepared
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know
There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations
I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life
Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America
I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
Eggshell Skull: A memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row
Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings
Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV
The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life
Deep Dark Blue: A Memoir of Survival
I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter
Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light
American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family
Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir
Selling Dead People's Things: Inexplicably True Tales, Vintage Fails & Objects of Objectionable Estates

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Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy culture blog, and many others.

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