An autobiographical work in which the author recounts personal experiences of abuse or other trauma, typically suffered during childhood, and their eventual recovery from such experiences: this hunger for reality is demonstrated in the huge popularity of misery memoirs
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- The publisher has done Millar no favours, either, since the book's title and cover photograph suggest a misery memoir.
- Everyone now uses the language of victimhood to seek public authority, from victims of train crashes to authors of misery memoirs.
- Pack, a former head of buying for the company, said their book would probably fall into the category of "misery memoir" or "inspirational biography".
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