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.