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misery memoir Line breaks: mis¦ery mem¦oir

Definition of misery memoir in English:


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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  • Forster loathes the "misery memoir" genre.
  • This morning on The Book Show we're looking at the rise of the 'misery memoir'.
  • Forced to confess that his memoir was all lies, he epitomises the misery memoir's problem with truth.

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