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memoir

1. a biography or historical account, esp one based on personal knowledge
2. an essay or monograph, as on a specialized topic
3. Obsolete a memorandum
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It has been said that memoirists "have too little imagination to write fiction and too bad a memory to write the truth.
In addition to the number of classes on offer, two panels featuring a talented and experienced roster of guests will be held over the course of the weekend: on Saturday, "The Bold Truth: The Pros and Cons of Being All the Way Out There with Your Story" with memoirists Amy Ferris, Hollye Dexter, Linda Joy Myers; and on Sunday, "Get Published: A Conversation about Publishing from the Perspective of an Agent, a Traditional House Publisher, and a Hybrid Publisher" with publisher Krista Lyons of Seal Press, agent Liz Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates, and Warner.
Globe and Mail (Vancouver) ** "Despite some attempt to promote this book as one for the general reader, it is really a book for the former [the aspiring memoirist], through even the aspiring memoirist will have to pick and choose what is relevant and helpful here with regards to her own pursuit.
Viv Albertine was the band''s guitarist who went on to make a career as variously one of the UK''s first aerobics teachers, a film-maker and latterly actress and memoirist.
A biographer, memoirist, and essayist, Rose has been eloquently charting the connections between literature and life since the 1970s.
It's intriguing to note that The Ambivalent Memoirist began as an autobiographical writing blog ("Finding My Place Through Writing and Teaching") documenting the author's process of using the cathartic writing process to evolve in her own life and career.
Alice Kessler-Harris' remarkable book is both a biography of Lillian Hellman, playwright, memoirist, and activist, and an analysis of the controversies that surrounded her life.
Hirsch reportedly has seen the film featuring the MTV star, memoirist and aspiring singer.
These should not be read as complete accounts in the original format and style of the memoirist.
Nazym Hikmet, who was born in 1902 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and died in 1963 in Moscow, was a poet, playwright, novelist and memoirist.
Sometimes, as with WWI memoirist, Hervey Allen, the impracticality of training drudges up feelings of anger and resentment:
who had called their offspring names like Peregrine and Maud, and who wouldn't stop blathering about Lemony bloody Snicket, and some flavour of the month memoirist, and about how jolly erudite and damned eloquent some other famous bloke was, which all made me very irritable and sour grapey indeed.