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memoir

noun uk   /ˈmem.wɑːr/ us    /-wɑːr/
[C] a book or other piece of writing based on the writer's personal knowledge of famous people, places, or events: She has written a memoir of her encounters with W. H. Auden over the years. memoirs [plural] (US also memoir) a written record of a usually famous person's own life and experiences: She plans to write her memoirs. Waugh's first volume of memoirs dealt with his childhood and youth.
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