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Memoirs can be fun to read, but are they something you want to write?

I’ve often thought about my past. At one time, I thought the whole world might like to read my history, and actually thought about writing a memoir. Memoirs have become a great blessing and cursing in recent years. They have blessed many people and enriched some writers. They have also enraged many — though perhaps still enriched the writer — when they’ve been exposed as false. You probably remember the “Oprah” fiasco related to the memoir “A Million Little Pieces” which turned out to be falsified.

Have you written a memoir? Have you thought about writing one? Do you read memoirs? How would you characterize the difference between “memoir” and “autobiography” as writing genres? Share your experiences and thoughts about memoirs with us.
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