type of autobiographical or biographical writing

A memoir (US: /ˈmemwɑːr/; from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence) is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's/person’s life. The assertions made in the work are understood to be factual. While memoir has historically been defined as a subcategory of biography or autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is differentiated in form, presenting a narrowed focus. A biography or autobiography tells the story "of a life", while a memoir often tells a story "from a life", such as touchstone events and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist or a memorialist.
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genre: memoir


Red Scarf Girl

book by Ji-li Jiang

author: Ji-li Jiang


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

book by Benjamin Franklin

author: Benjamin Franklin



book by Roxane Gay

author: Roxane Gay


My Brief History

autobiography of Stephen Hawking

author: Stephen Hawking


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