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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  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
    Heavy: An American Memoir
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    Release date: Oct 16, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win this "astonishing" (Roxane Gay) memoir by Kiese Laymon exploring what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and decepti ...more
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 2454 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Cringeworthy by Melissa Dahl
    Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness
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    Release date: Feb 13, 2018
    **Signed copy!**

    For fans of the summer 2018 indie hit movie Eighth Grade --

    Cringeworthy is an exploration of what it means to feel self-conscious, soc
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    Availability: 10 copies available, 3937 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 20, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Lifesaving for Beginners by Anne Edelstein
    Lifesaving for Beginners
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    Release date: Nov 07, 2017
    Enter to win one of ten copies of Lifesaving for Beginners, Anne Edelstein's memoir about the way a mother's accidental drowning sheds light on the da ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1128 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • A Boy at Heart by Ray M. Vento
    A Boy at Heart
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    Release date: Oct 01, 2018
    Win an autograph paperback copy of A Boy At Heart. Third book of the nostalgic Sam Caruso Stories, A Boy At Heart is a story of love, friendship and i ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 198 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Nov 10, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Through the Eyes of a Fisherman by Dennis Blue
    Through the Eyes of a Fisherman: A Journey of Faith, Fishing and Friendship
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    Release date: Jul 27, 2018
    In Through the Eyes of a Fisherman, read how Dennis Blue, a man guided by faith and his passion for fishing: ~ Established simultaneous charter fishin ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 93 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 29 - Oct 28, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Odd(ly) Enough by Carolanne Miljavac
    Odd(ly) Enough: Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In
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    Release date: Nov 01, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 free Kindle copies of the brand-new book by social media star, Carolanne Miljavac!

    Odd(ly) Enough will inspire you t
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 531 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 15, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • A Discarded Woman, Repurposed by Maraya Holt
    A Discarded Woman, Repurposed: A memoir of finding joy, contentment, and purpose after rejection.
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    Release date: Aug 27, 2018
    Laugh and cry with Maraya as she shares her inspiring story.

    Engaged to be married for a second time, Maraya was unexpectedly dumped by her fiancé the
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 199 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 16 - Oct 16, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Anne Frank's Diary by Ari Folman
    Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
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    Release date: Oct 02, 2018
    Win a finished hardcover copy of Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation, the only graphic adaptation of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorize ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1977 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 02 - Oct 16, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Shortest Way Home by Peter Buttigieg
    Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

    Once described by the
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    Availability: 30 copies available, 706 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 17 - Oct 17, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Joy Enough by Sarah McColl
    Joy Enough: A Memoir
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    Release date: Jan 15, 2018
    From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother’s image.

    Sifting gingerly through me
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 807 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 17 - Oct 17, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • 113 Days by Bradley Good
    113 Days
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    Release date: Jun 22, 2018
    113 Days is a true story about a successful individual who loses everything, including his mind. The book explores the psyche of a businessman as he b ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 236 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 17 - Oct 17, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Seen by Leah Zaccaria
    Seen
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    Release date: Oct 01, 2018
    Enter to win one of the 20 first editions of SEEN: a Memoir.

    From the outside, Leah Zaccaria appeared to have it all: the picture-perfect family, the
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 744 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 03 - Oct 17, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Go Find by Susan Purvis
    Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-And Myself
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    Release date: Oct 02, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of five first edition hardcover copies of GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST--AND MYSELF, a debut memoir by Susan Purv ...more
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 500 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 04 - Oct 18, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Managing Bubbie by Russel Lazega
    Managing Bubbie
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    Release date: Feb 05, 2015
    A grandson, his unconquerable grandmother and an incredible true story of escaping the Nazis.

    Her devoted family only wants the best for their Bubbie.
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 226 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
    How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
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    Release date: Sep 25, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 15 SIGNED copies of "How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals" by Sy Montgomery.
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 15 copies available, 1821 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 12 - Oct 26, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin by Victoria Riskin
    Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 26, 2019
    “If this gracefully-written memoir was simply the rich and absorbing account of two unique and talented people who fell in love, that would be enough. ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 281 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute
    Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss
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    Release date: Apr 18, 2017
    If you enjoyed Eat Pray Love and Wild, you will find the same triumph over heartache and resounding joy in Expecting Sunshine, the debut memoir by awa ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 686 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 30 - Oct 28, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Synanon Kid Grows Up by C.A. Wittman
    Synanon Kid Grows Up: A Memoir Of Learning To Live Outside The Synanon Cult
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    Release date: Sep 18, 2018
    After leaving the Synanon Cult, she just wants to live a normal life, but her parents have other plans.

    Eleven-year-old Celena wants nothing more than
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 184 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 28 - Oct 28, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
    The Book of Delights: Essays
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    Release date: Feb 12, 2019
    Fans of Roxane Gay and Maggie Nelson will revel in THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS, a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 574 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 08 - Oct 29, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • An Imperfect Rapture by Kelly J. Beard
    An Imperfect Rapture
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    Release date: Nov 01, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 25 of Kelly J. Beard's new novel An Imperfect Rapture, a coming-of-age story about growing up in the crucible of Chri ...more
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    Availability: 25 copies available, 436 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 08 - Oct 29, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Two Minus One by Kathryn     Taylor
    Two Minus One: A Memoir
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    Release date: Nov 06, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of TWO MINUS ONE by Kathryn Taylor.

    “You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Tho
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    Availability: 10 copies available, 935 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Broken Whole by Jane Binns
    Broken Whole: A Memoir
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    Release date: Nov 13, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of BROKEN WHOLE: A MEMOIR by Jane Binns.

    At the age of thirty-five, desperate to salvage a self that has been
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    Availability: 10 copies available, 615 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • 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
    Enter for a chance to win Winning the war on cancer, a new breakthrough book that reveals a true story about natural medical research that is astonish ...more
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 291 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
    I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
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    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    ANN PATCHETT, ELIZABETH GILBERT, and EMMA STRAUB have already fallen in love with I Miss You When I Blink.

    Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 2136 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet by Kim Adrian
    The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: A Memoir
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    Release date: Oct 01, 2018
    Clear-sighted, darkly comic, and tender, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet is about a daughter’s struggle to face the Medusa of generational t ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 477 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
    Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
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    Release date: Jan 06, 2009
    The best-selling memoir from David Sheff, Beautiful Boy, now a major motion picture from Amazon Studios. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Mau ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1612 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • How Do We Get to Greenwitch Village From Here? by A.E.  Grant
    How Do We Get to Greenwitch Village From Here?
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    Release date: Sep 21, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of
    A.E. Grant's funny, subversive, raw, memoir, How do we get to Greenwitch Village from Here?

    This book is about her
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    Availability: 50 copies available, 167 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 04 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
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    Release date: Jan 15, 2019
    The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1146 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 11 - Nov 01, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Undaunted by Jackie Speier
    Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back
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    Release date: Nov 06, 2018
    An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California cong ...more
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 368 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 09 - Nov 05, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Disturbed in Their Nests by Alephonsion Deng
    Disturbed in Their Nests: A Journey from Sudan's Dinkaland to San Diego's City Heights
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    Release date: Nov 06, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 first edition copies of DISTURBED IN THEIR NESTS: A JOURNEY FROM SUDAN'S DINKALAND TO SAN DIEGO'S CITY HEIGHTS by ALE ...more
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 316 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 07 - Nov 06, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

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