a retired politician who is writing his memoirs
He has written a memoir of his mother.
a memoir of Hollywood in the 1930s
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Never miss a story.—Ilana Masad, The Atlantic, 20 Nov. 2023 If Prince Harry’s record-breaking memoir, Spare, is to be believed, the royals are still cozy with the same tabloids that engaged in this behavior.—Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2023 Harry's memoir Spare, published by Penguin Random House, also became a bestseller.—Michelle Tauber, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 In addition to their decades of friendship, Kudrow wrote the foreword to Matthew Perry's memoir.—Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 15 Nov. 2023 Call it the diva’s memoir, an act of bravura entertainment and impossible stamina.—Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2023 Staying in 📚 Six memoirs to put you in a Palestinian’s shoes.—Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 But their relationship suffered a significant fissure in the final year of his presidency, when their niece Mary L. Trump, who was promoting a memoir about their family, released recordings of her aunt speaking harshly about the president.—Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Comics publishers released a dizzying array of work in 2023, from heartfelt memoirs and inventive biographies to fictional reflections on identity and family.—Jacob Brogan, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle French memoire, from memoire memory, from Latin memoria