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" A memoir is an invitation into another person's privacy. "
" A memoir takes some particular threads, some incidents, some experience from a person's life and gives an account of it. "
" A tree's wood is also its memoir. "
" Cheney's memoir is not about 9/11, or solely about Bush's administration, but about his entire life and political career. "
" Fiction isn't memoir and memoir isn't fiction. "
" For me, a memoir is supposed to be understood as a representation of your life, whereas a novel is self-consciously symbolic. "
" Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel. "
" I am exhausted by traditional memoir. I am exhausted by the architecture of the conventional novel. "
" I don't think anybody would be interested in my memoir - and my memory isn't very good either! "
" If I wrote a memoir, it would be like 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.' "
" If you bill something as a memoir, you're implying that everything in it is true. "
" I had a very high-grade publisher tell me I was incapable of writing a memoir. "
" I'm not sure I ever would write a memoir. "
" I suppose I reached the limit of what I could do with nonfiction books, perhaps because they never felt quite intense enough - it's a journalistic enterprise, ultimately, even if you are using the memoir as a form. "
" I think one can be more honest in fiction than in a memoir. "
" I've always read broadly: literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, chick lit, historical, dystopian, nonfiction, memoir. I've even read Westerns. I prefer female protagonists. "
" I've yet to read a memoir by anyone I've known at all well that came anywhere near to the truth. "
" I will say, with memoir, you must be honest. You must be truthful. "
" I would never write a memoir, because it would be too boring. "
" I wrote a novel. It's called 'The Middlesteins.' It's fiction. It's not a memoir. I'm not a spokesperson. "
" Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children. "
" Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays, or maybe I will write a mystery story. "
David Herbert Donald
" Moms in fiction and memoir get a bad rap. "
" Much of my publishing life was consumed by the memoirs of movie stars - or by attempts to get them to write a memoir. "
" One of the odder byways of nonfiction is the dishy memoir by those who have served the great or the near-great. "
" 'Something Borrowed' was initially titled 'Rolling the Dice,' but my editor said it sounded like a men's gambling memoir. "
" The early reviews of Dick Cheney's memoir have not evaluated the book, but instead have used its publication as an occasion for attacks on Cheney and his record, with general assaults on George W. Bush's administration thrown in for good measure. "
" The easiest thing to write was 'Fever Pitch' because it was a memoir. "
" The failures of other genres to provide an emotional connection with some of their characters and narratives gives memoir a toehold. "
" The idea of a memoir is to tell the truth. I know that often the truth hurts, but a lie hurts even more. "
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