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What’s the Difference Between A Memoir and An Autobiography?

An autobiography is written by a person about his or her own life. It’s a first-person point of view of their entire life. Memoirs are those in which someone writes about his or her life’s particular experiences

By I Kid You Not , in Did You Know Explained Facts to Know , at April 30, 2022 Tags: , , ,

Both autobiography and a memoir talk about someone’s life, but there’s a difference..

An Autobiography

An autobiography is written by a person about his or her own life. It’s a first-person point of view of their entire life. It comes from a Greek word that means, “self-life write”.

Also, autobiographies tend to be more formal than memoirs and are told according to a chronology (events in the order they took place).

Usually, autobiographies are written by famous people and they document their life – things like their early life, rise to fame, important events, etc.

A Memoir

Memoirs are those in which someone writes about his or her life’s particular experiences. It usually talks about a particular event or part of their life. People who write memoirs normally use their memories to tell an engaging story. Unlike autobiographies, they don’t tell about events in a chronological manner.

The word memoir (pronounced mem-o-r) comes from a French for memory.

Some examples of great autobiographies and memoirs

  •  My Experiments with Truth – Mahatama Gandhi
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Some famous memoirs..

  • All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Doctor
  • Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson

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