Most of us have read Going… Going… by Jack Weaver, Just Kids by Patti Smith, and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Yes, these are all memoirs. What’s so special about memoirs? Essentially, a memoir is a collection of memories typically in narrative form. This makes visible and weaves together the connecting threads of events experienced by authors. This is a gritty narrative that may not fit together perfectly because life doesn’t, either. A memoir pulls events from the author’s life to shape them into a story that communicates to your perspective or truth to others.