Definitions

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  • n. A person who writes a memoir.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of memoirs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer of memoirs; a biographer.

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Examples

  • You know, I've always bridled at the term memoirist because Ive wanted to be known for the quality of my writing as opposed to the particulars of my biography.

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  • As Walters brilliantly implied, a memoirist is a raconteur trying to strike up an acquaintance.

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  • Based on your reading of The 19th Wife, what kind of memoirist do you think the real Ann Eliza Young was?

    The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff: Questions

  • He's keen to show Johnson as an ahead-of-his-time liberal and also the kind of memoirist of mental illness who ends up on Oprah.

    Dr. Johnson, Reconsidered

  • Levitt has purged himself of his guilt by using his data-mining prowess to fact-check "memoirist" James Frey, the Oprah-anointed author of recovery memoir A Million Little Pieces.

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  • I don't think anyone is expecting Dan Brown to be the kind of memoirist that James Frey was.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2006

  • In fairness to Holocaust "memoirist" Herman Rosenblat, his is but a tiny white lie compared to some of the other kinds of troubling lies that have gone down in the context of Holocaust remembrance.

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  • The idea for the panel, said co-owner Margie Scott Tucker, came from a statement made by Alan Kaufman, novelist, memoirist, influential in the Spoken Word movement and editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Literature: "When I hear the term Kindle, I think not of imaginations fired but of crematoria lit."

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  • After the understandably silent and reportedly drunken Garner Jr. "hangs up" on Roger, the would-be memoirist volunteers to go to North Carolina himself to try to salvage the account while Don -- after a supportive Dr. Faye tells Don he's the "most hireable man on Madison Avenue" (wait, wasn't he, like inevitably doomed?) -- and the others announce the loss to the staff and deliver stirring speeches and so forth.

    William Bradley: Mad Men: Breach One "Chinese Wall' and You Just Want to Breach Another One an Hour Later

  • After the understandably silent and reportedly drunken Garner Jr. "hangs up" on Roger, the would-be memoirist volunteers to go to North Carolina himself to try to salvage the account while Don -- after a supportive Dr. Faye tells Don he's the "most hireable man on Wall Street" (wait, wasn't he, like inevitably doomed?) -- and the others announce the loss to the staff and deliver stirring speeches and so forth.

    William Bradley: Mad Men : Breach One 'Chinese Wall' and You Just Want to Breach Another One an Hour Later

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