Memoir New Releases

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"

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
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The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic
All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
Joy Enough: A Memoir
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust
Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America
When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food
Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab

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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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