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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He might have been so accustomed to the familiar tone of the misery memoir that he assumed that anybody who wrote a book would, by that very fact, be one who has suffered some calamitous misfortune.
The semi-derby showdown Sunderland failed to finish series two of their Netflix misery memoir on a high so there are no routine Tees-Wear derby wins.
Far from being a misery memoir, the book is filled with uplifting, humorous anecdotes - ranging from Lee hurtling down the Aviemore ski slopes while everyone else dived out of the way, to "disabled life hacks" such as always rocking up to dinner wearing a scarf, which can double as a bib.
Far from being a misery memoir, the book is filled with uplifting, humorous anecdotes - ranging from Lee hurtling down the Aviemore ski slopes while everyone else dived out of the way, to 'disabled life hacks' such as always rocking up to dinner wearing a scarf, which can double as a bib.
Khan Phillips spoke about how, rather than assuming a 'Muslim misery memoir' perspective, the issues that let women down in Pakistan and other Muslim nations are systemic, structural and economic.
Mellor claimed that Shy had fabricated her childhood account of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather and other men in her 2008 misery memoir Broken.
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. But the opportunity to follow her beautifully subtle stream of consciousness as it revisits the past is not to be missed.
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.
Why is the "misery memoir" genre as popular as it is?
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.