Memoir Giveaways

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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  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
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    Release date: Jan 15, 2019
    The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets—a real-time exploration of the s ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 12 copies available, 4679 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 09 - Mar 08, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore
    No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
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    Release date: Feb 19, 2019
    **Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of NO ASHES IN THE FIRE** (ARV: $16.99)

    A NYT's Notable Book of the Year (2018)

    From a leading journalist a
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 1738 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 19 - Feb 18, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Seven at Sea by Erik Orton
    Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat
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    Release date: Mar 05, 2019
    Enter to win 1 of 15 Advanced Reader Copies of Seven at Sea by Erik and Emily Orton.

    Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Ort
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 15 copies available, 595 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 09 - Feb 22, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr
    All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir
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    Release date: Apr 30, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of ALL THAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND by Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late New York Times journalist David Carr and an accla ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 1400 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 03 - Feb 17, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Naturally Tan by Tan France
    Naturally Tan
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    Release date: May 14, 2019
    From one of the stars of Netflix's overnight sensation Queer Eye, Tan France's memoir Naturally Tan has his signature wit, style, and tells the origin ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 1517 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 04 - Feb 18, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John
    Don't Stop Believin'
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    Release date: Mar 12, 2019
    Be one of the first American readers to read Olivia Newton John's internationally bestselling can’t-miss memoir!

    For more than five decades, Olivia Ne
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 1519 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 31 - Feb 18, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari
    The Art of Leaving: A Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 19, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 50 finished copies of THE ART OF LEAVING by Ayelet Tsabari!

    An intimate memoir in essays by an award-winning Israeli w
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 1080 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 05 - Feb 19, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
    The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    By the New York Times bestselling author of THE EMPATHY EXAMS, an exploration of addiction, and the stories we tell about it, that reinvents the tradi ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 2388 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 03 - Feb 19, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Close to the Sun by Stuart Jamieson .
    Close to the Sun: The Journey of a Pioneer Heart Surgeon
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    Release date: Mar 12, 2019
    ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF 20 ADVANCE READER COPIES of Close to the Sun: The Journey of a Pioneer Heart Surgeon.

    “Even readers who have never hear
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 794 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 08 - Feb 19, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
    Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
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    Release date: Mar 19, 2019
    Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce con ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1191 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 03 - Feb 20, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn
    Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
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    Release date: Mar 05, 2019
    Enter for your chance to win an advanced copy of ERA OF IGNITION, a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by ac ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 75 copies available, 955 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 01 - Feb 20, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Broken Beauty by Sarah B. Smith
    Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Alzheimer's
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    Release date: Jan 15, 2019
    In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer’s, here is a book all about life, love, and hope.

    Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith’s mother—known as “Be
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 125 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Together by Judy  Goldman
    Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
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    Release date: Feb 12, 2019
    A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to rega ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 15 copies available, 1136 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Disturbed in Their Nests by Alephonsion Deng
    Disturbed in Their Nests: A Journey from Sudan's Dinkaland to San Diego's City Heights
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    Release date: Nov 06, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win: Disturbed In Their Nests.

    "In a follow-up to their previous collaboration, They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky (2005), Deng
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 1732 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
    Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 12, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman's surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story, Sounds Like Titanic.

    When aspiring violinist Jess
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 950 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 11 - Feb 21, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • A Fire Story by Brian Fies
    A Fire Story
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    Release date: Mar 05, 2019
    **Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced reader copies of A Fire Story by Brian Fies!**

    Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burne
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 1101 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 27 - Feb 22, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • This Much Country by Kristin Knight Pace
    This Much Country
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    Release date: Mar 05, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of THIS MUCH COUNTRY by Kristin Knight Pace!

    *NO PO BOXES*
    A memoir of heartbreak, thousand-mile races, the endless Ala
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 1374 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 24 - Feb 23, 2019

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Kick-Ass Kinda Girl by Kathi Koll
    Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving
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    Release date: Oct 09, 2018
    “An emotional page-turner.”
    —OnlineBookClub.org
    “Turning trial into triumph has been a theme of author Kathi Koll's life.”
    —Modern Luxury

    When her husb
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1248 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 08 - Feb 23, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Love, Care and Share by Tom Herstad
    Love, Care and Share: An Inspirational Message
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    Release date: Jul 15, 2017

    Enter to win a free signed copy of a book that is being made into a Major Motion Picture. Author Tom Herstad of Love, Care and Share hopes the filming
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 91 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 11 - Feb 23, 2019

    Countries available: Canada

  • Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
    Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
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    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl!
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 327 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 04 - Feb 25, 2019

    Countries available: Canada

  • Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
    Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
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    Release date: Jul 31, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Black Klansman!

    The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, writt
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 1715 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • As Alone As I Want To Be by Pam Munter
    As Alone As I Want To Be
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    Release date: Nov 06, 2018
    Pam Munter has opted for an unexpected and eventful life. Born in a time when women were expected to be wives and mothers, she has done that and has a ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 493 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 13 - Feb 26, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson
    Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
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    Release date: May 07, 2019
    From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit.

    Craig Fergus
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 847 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 07 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Moth Presents Occasional Magic by Catherine  Burns
    The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible
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    Release date: Mar 19, 2019
    From storytelling phenomenon The Moth comes a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the courage to face the impossible, drawn fro ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 75 copies available, 731 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 07 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Honey Bus by Meredith May
    The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
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    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Honey Bus by Meredith May!

    An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature’s mos
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 1451 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 01 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Broken Circle by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
    The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan
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    Release date: Mar 01, 2019
    An emotional and sweeping memoir of love and survival—and of a committed and desperate family uprooted and divided by the violent, changing landscape ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 1073 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 01 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Jumping from Helicopters by John Stillman
    Jumping from Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir
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    Release date: Dec 07, 2018
    Autographed by BOTH authors!
    Enter for your chance to win one of two signed copy of Jumping From Helicopters.

    Unearthing fifty years of repressed memor
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 659 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 01 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Grey Ones by Yvonne J. Smit
    The Grey Ones (The Path of the Maiden, #1)
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    Release date: Apr 04, 2019
    A TRUE STORY

    Yvonne grew up seeing the 'grey people', they were as blurred as the people she saw in full colour. It wasn't until she got a pair of glas
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 231 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 05 - Feb 28, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Consent by Donna Freitas
    Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
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    Release date: Aug 13, 2019
    A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her mentor, an acclaimed professor, whose dark, stalking obsession altered her future ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 30 copies available, 851 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 10 - Mar 02, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Coffeehouse Resistance by Sarina Prabasi
    The Coffeehouse Resistance
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    Release date: Apr 09, 2019
    Enter to win one of ten signed, Advance Reader Copies. Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and another part activist’s call to action, ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 252 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 02, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

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    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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