type of autobiographical or biographical writing
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A memoir (from the French word mémoire or the Latin memoria, meaning "memory") is a literary genre and a kind of autobiography. A person who writes memoirs can be called a memoirist. An autobiography tells the story of a life, while a memoir tells a story from a life, such as touchstone events and turning points from the author's life.