mmem • oir [mem-wahr]

noun

1. a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.

2. a biography or biographical sketch.

3. a story where you leave all the boring parts out, enhance the truth enough to make it interesting, and swear that it all happened exactly that way.

Writer’s Quotes

“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.” ~ David Ben-Gurion

“Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.” ~ Frank Harris

“Some people think memoirs should be held to a perfect journalistic standard. Some people don’t. Obviously I don’t. My goal was never to create or to write a perfect journalistic standard of my life. It was always to be as literature.” ~ James Frey

 

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