memoir memoir  /ˈmɛm ˌwɑr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an account of the author's personal experiences
  2. (n) an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic

Usage(s):

  1. Smith, however, aware of the dangers of overextension, insists the micro-memoir won't become the next Chicken Soup for the Soul, which has dozens of iterations.
  2. As host of the crowded cocktail party that is his memoir, Gore Vidal is mostly on his best behavior.
  3. In an exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, the rising star discovers how faith can open a door to understanding.

News

  1. The Fractalist: The Memoir of Benoit Mandelbrot, Mathematical Maverick

    The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick is a charming glimpse into the marvelously complex mind of maverick mathematician (and physicist, and economist, and artist) Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. New Pop Culture Memoir Dives Into the Chaos, Conflict & Cosplay at Comic-Con and Beyond

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH CONVENTIONS SEASON IN FULL SWING, HERE COMES THE POP CULTURE MEMOIR THAT DIVES INTO ALL THE CHAOS, CONFLICT AND COSPLAY AT COMIC CONS AND BEYOND! "One part Hunter S. Thompson, one part Forry Ackerman, Bob...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Self-Published Memoir, Hippie Boy, Lands on New York Times Bestseller List

    SEATTLE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story , a self-published memoir about a feisty teenage girl who escapes her abusive Mormon stepfather and the suffocating religion and poverty ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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