misery memoir


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misery memoir

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an autobiographical work in which the author gives an account of hardships he or she has experienced, esp in childhood
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This is an accomplished book, but at times it felt a bit too much like a misery memoir.
As in her 2011 memoir, A Widow's Story, Oates writes tactfully, perhaps even grudgingly, avoiding the over-share, the "too much information" of the contemporary misery memoir.
That's embarrassing because it isn't a classic; it's just another wordy misery memoir, a tale of a tortured childhood, which are legion in these Oprahfied times in which everyone is strong-armed into obsessing over dark past experiences and how they might have screwed you up.
But this is not a misery memoir, no Angela's Ashes for Brummagem.
People who reach adulthood and moan about such incidents usually come from gilded backgrounds and have to invent some past supposed "trauma" to qualify for membership of the misery memoir brigade.
MISERY memoir author Kathy O'Beirne's brother has been prescribed antidepressants after her book was dismissed as untrue.
It's the misery memoir shelf of your local bookshop brought to life, telling the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty and move to Liverpool during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
EASTENDERS actress Roberta Taylor is embroiled in a bitter family row over her best-selling misery memoir Too Many Mothers.
It reads like a bizarre misery memoir, but feels like Powell is throwing herself into experiences if only to give herself something to write about.
It reads like a bizarre misery memoir, but makes for strangely compelling reading, even if mood established in Tokyo Year Zero, no familiarity with that story is required you have to skim through the laboured butchery bits.
See, for instance, Tim Adams, 'From Dave Pelzer to the latest women's magazine, the Misery Memoir is a surefire bestseller.