Difference between Memoir and Autobiography?

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The difference between an autobiography and a memoir is the author. An autobiography is written by the subject and a memoir is written by someone else.
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The difference is in tone, approach and purpose. But there's also a lot of overlap. Here's a rough overview: 1. An autobiography is the broader term for any self-reported life story
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A memoir is more about one career, as opposed to an autobiography, which is mainly personal. A memoir is usually about a person's career and not so much about their personal life
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An autobiography is a sketch of the author's entire
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1. Setting aside a period of time, every day or every few days, to work on your autobiography or memoir. An hour, three times a week is a good place to begin. You need enough time
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