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"

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits
Small Fry
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope
Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan
Vodka and Apple Juice
Nobody Cares
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
Vanishing Twins: A Marriage
Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House
Every Day is Extra
Running Against the Tide: True Tales from the Stud of the Sea
Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation
All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir
Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator
Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story
Rap Dad: A Story of Family and the Subculture That Shaped a Generation
Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer
Standing Our Ground: The Triumph of Faith Over Gun Violence: A Mother's Story
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear
Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
Nothing Good Can Come from This
I'm Afraid of Men
The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time
A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert
Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man
Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements
Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Author of The Fact of a Body

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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