The beginning of a short memoir of your life might read like this: I was born on a dark and stormy night. My days remained blustery — school was difficult for me, and my parents argued all of the time. My luck changed when...

A memoir is a person's own account of his or her life. Memoirs allow for a bit more literary freedom than autobiographies as they involve introspection and a creative view of your past. As you go through life or a phase in life, you can write things down in your memoirs so that at a later time, you can publish a memoir about it.

Definitions of memoir

n an account of the author's personal experiences

Type of:
a biography of yourself

n an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic

Type of:
an analytic or interpretive literary composition

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