Memoir Giveaways

As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning "memory", or a reminiscence), forms a subclass of autobiography – although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable in modern parlance. Memoir is autobiographical writing, but not all autobiographical writing follows the criteria for memoir.

Memoirs are structured differently from formal autobiographies which tend to encompass the writer's entire life span, focusing on the development of his/her personality. The chronological scope of memoir is determined by the work's context and is
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  • Greek to Me by Mary Norris
    Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
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    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    The beloved Comma Queen returns with a buoyant and charming book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.

    In her New York Times best-selling Betwee
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    Availability: 50 copies available, 489 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 08 - Jan 06, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • All the Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth
    All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
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    Release date: Jan 22, 2019
    A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives—and see clearly the people we love most.

    Katharine Smyth was a stude
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 73 copies available, 871 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 01 - Dec 13, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Desert Soliloquy by David Rice
    Desert Soliloquy: A Perfectly Sane Misanthrope Hides in the Desert
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    Release date: Oct 18, 2018
    The true and hilarious story of an autistic adventurer who spent 29 days living in the desolate wasteland of the Avawatz Mountain Range.

    “It’s a cynica
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    Availability: 50 copies available, 90 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 08 - Dec 20, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Among Friends by Heather    Murray
    Among Friends: Travels in Cuba
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    Release date: Oct 06, 2016
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of Among Friends: Travels in Cuba, a travelogue for adventurous and armchair travellers alike. Open to US and CDN rea ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 1168 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 12 - Dec 12, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Winning the War on Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski
    Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure
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    Release date: Jun 05, 2018
    Looking for a gift this Holiday Season? Enter for your chance to win WINNING THE WAR ON CANCER: THE EPIC JOURNEY TOWARDS A NATURAL CURE, a new breakth ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1208 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 25 - Dec 13, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Busted by Phianna Rekab
    Busted: A Memoir of Teenage Years
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    Release date: Nov 11, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of Phianna Rekab's memoir, Busted: A Memoir of Teenage Years.

    As an immigrant in the early 1980s in Brookly
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 233 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 16 - Dec 14, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Light Years by Chris  Rush
    The Light Years
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    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win an advance copy of THE LIGHT YEARS by Chris Rush, a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbu ...more
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 1177 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 23 - Dec 14, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be Kenneth Tobey! by Wesley R. Mullen
    When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be Kenneth Tobey!: A Memoir in Essays
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    Release date: Nov 20, 2018
    Mark Twain advised us that we should shake our brains once in a while, since they get all "caked up." So the author has brushed the cobwebs from his m ...more
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 114 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 30 - Dec 14, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Choosing Light by Viral Dalal
    Choosing Light: When an Earthquake Buried Me and My Family for 5 Days, I Learned to Fully Live
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    Release date: Jan 30, 2017
    Win 1 of 100 copies of - Choosing Light. An Inspirational True Story of Survival and Courage.

    TRAPPED. FAMILY MISSING.
    No food, no water, no light, and
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 154 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 03 - Dec 14, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Lesser Lights by Sandy McIntosh
    Lesser Lights
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    Release date: Feb 01, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win 25 advance copies of Lesser Lights: More Tales From a Hamptons' Apprenticeship. The second volume of memoirs of an earlier t ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 502 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 20 - Dec 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Under the Oak by Peter  Hynes
    Under the Oak: Poems by Peter Hynes
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    Release date: Apr 11, 2018
    This poetry collection examines life’s big emotions—loss, regret, and love among them—with a refreshingly down-to-earth voice and a breezy form.

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 135 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 03 - Dec 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Putting the Outside Inside Kids by Bill Kennedy
    Putting the Outside Inside Kids
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    Release date: Jun 12, 2018
    Fun in the great outdoors, Kennedy maintains, is a school of learning every child should have the opportunity to experience.

    “Bill Kennedy’ sincere voi
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 117 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 03 - Dec 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
    Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 12, 2019
    A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician—or so she thinks.

    When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 915 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 29 - Dec 16, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Dual Mission by Nino Perrotta
    Dual Mission: A True Story about a Secret Service Agent and His Investigative Experiences to Include His Battle with the New York Mafia!
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    Release date: Sep 24, 2016
    Enter to win a chance to win a copy of Dual mission. A rare true account of the unique experiences of one agent who served in the United States Secret ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 559 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 04 - Dec 16, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams
    The Unwinding of the Miracle
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of UNWINDING THE MIRACLE by Julie Yip-Williams!

    As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-W
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 282 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Dec 17, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Of Dreams and Sorrow by Lilly   Rose
    Of Dreams and Sorrow
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    Release date: Oct 31, 2018
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 261 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Born in the Bed You Were Made by Brooklyn James
    Born in the Bed You Were Made: One Family's Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth
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    Release date: Dec 13, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 NEW RELEASE copies of Born in the Bed You Were Made: One Family's Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth by Brooklyn ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 81 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 06 - Dec 18, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • A Grip of Time by Lauren Kessler
    A Grip of Time
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    Release date: May 01, 2019
    A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes readers into a world most know little about—a maximum-security prison—and int ...more
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 903 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 19 - Dec 19, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Everything All at Once by Bill  Nye
    Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
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    Release date: Nov 27, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 10 paperback copies of Bill Nye's EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE. In this new book, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a ne ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1735 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 19 - Dec 19, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Waging Justice by Paul  Zeitz
    Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 copies of a signed, first edition of Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold by Dr. Paul Zeitz ...more
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    Availability: 25 copies available, 329 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 07 - Dec 19, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
    Thick: And Other Essays
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of a new book of essays from the writer Roxane Gay calls "one of the finest public intellectuals writing to ...more
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 718 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 07 - Dec 19, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
    The Last Black Unicorn
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    Release date: Dec 05, 2017
    A GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER!

    From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes THE LAST BLACK UNICORN, a s
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    Availability: 25 copies available, 3780 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 07 - Dec 19, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Born by the River by Jenness Clark
    Born by the River: The true story of a young girl growing up along the Mississippi River during the summer of 1963
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    Release date: Sep 20, 2016
    With a 4.6 rating on Amazon and a 4.95 rating on Goodreads, this thought provoking memoir about a young girl growing up in the south during the 1960's ...more
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 349 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 20 - Dec 20, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The 90's by T.J.   Wray
    The 90's: Life on the Road (My Life #2)
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    Release date: Dec 02, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 first addition copies of (The 90's-Life on the Road) by T. J. Wray

    This is the second book in the (My Life) series
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 34 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 12 - Dec 20, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • My Life in a Cat House by Gwen Cooper
    My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines
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    Release date: Oct 30, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 15 copies of My Life in a Cat House by Gwen Cooper!

    About the Book: Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, m
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    Availability: 15 copies available, 1637 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 03 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Clear! by Herman J. Williams
    Clear!: Living the Life You Didn't Dream Of
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    Release date: Sep 17, 2017
    Enter to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of CLEAR! Living the Life Didn't Dream Of by Herman Williams, MD.

    Herman Williams was on the verge of living his u
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 493 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • The Triumph of Rosemary by Marylin E. Atkins
    The Triumph of Rosemary
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    Release date: Oct 30, 2017
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of The Triumph of Rosemary: A Memoir.

    Baby Rosemary, born to a white teen and a married black man, is
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 589 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • My Name Is Steve Delano Bullock by Steve D. Bullock
    My Name Is Steve Delano Bullock: How I Changed My World and the World Around Me Through Leadership, Caring, and Perseverance
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    Release date: Feb 14, 2018
    Enter to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of My Name Is Steve Delano Bullock: How I Changed My World and the World Around Me Through Leadership, Caring, an ...more
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 339 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Remembering and Forgetting by Lin Day
    Remembering and Forgetting: A Spiritual Journey
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    Release date: Jul 30, 2018
    Enter to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of Remembering and Forgetting: a spiritual journey by Lin Day.

    She felt lost... haunted by a past of abuse... drif
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 473 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Silent Spring - Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War by Patrick Hogan
    Silent Spring - Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War
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    Release date: Nov 11, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of thirty-five Review Copies of Silent Spring – Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War by Patrick Hogan. The Author is a veter ...more
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    Availability: 50 copies available, 100 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 12 - Dec 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

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    Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were recognized “notable” in Best American Essays 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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