Memoirs are a very popular type of nonfiction book. Memoirs often famous people - celebrities, politicians, singers, etc. - often become bestsellers. There have also been fake memoir scandals that have rocked the publishing world. Here is our coverage of memoirs:
Oprah's Book Imprint to Publish Alicia Keys' Autobiography (2019-04-10): Alicia Keys has written an autobiography and it will be published by Oprah's new book imprint.
Author Herman Wouk Publishing Memoir for His 100th Birthday (2015-05-22): Bestselling author Herman Wouk turns 100 on May 27th. He's finishing up his memoir which will hit bookstores in December.
Misha Defonseca Ordered to Pay Back $22.5 to Publisher Over Fake Holocaust Memoir (2014-05-12): Author Misha Defonseca has been ordered to pay her publisher $22.5 million in a copyright case about the author's fake Holocaust memoir.
Singer Songwriter John Fogerty Reveals Battle With Debilitating Writer's Block in New Memoir (2012-11-21): Little, Brown and Company announced today that it will publish the memoir of legendary rock and roll songwriter and singer John Fogerty.
Fred Armisen Impersonates Penny Marshall to Promote Her New Memoir (2012-09-13): Penny Marshall has a new memoir out called My Mother Was Nuts.
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Lands Memoir Deal With HarperCollins (2012-07-03): HarperCollins imprint Ecco won a heated auction for the rights to publish
the memoir of United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.
Toni Morrison Decides Against Writing a Memoir (2012-03-15): The Plain Dealer reports that author Toni Morrison told students at Oberlin College - which is near her hometown of Lorian - that she no longer plans to publish a memoir.
Et tu, Deepak? Chopra Snubs Crown Books, Sells Memoir to Amazon.com (2011-11-07): Trident Media Group announced that it brokered a deal between Deepak Chopra and Amazon.
Singer-Songwriter Carole King to Write Memoir (2011-06-13): Carole King, 69, has signed with Grand Central Publishing to publish a memoir in April 2012.
Greg Mortensen's Memoir Under Scrutiny Following 60 Minutes Investigation (2011-04-20): The latest scandal plagued memoir is Greg Mortenson's 1993 bestseller, Three Cups of Tea.
Roger Ebert to Write Memoir (2010-05-18): Film critic Roger Ebert is writing a memoir.
Oprah Nearly Duped By Fake Holocaust Memoir (2008-12-29): It's time for another fake memoir scandal.
Dean Koontz Writing Dog Memoir (2008-10-16): Horror author Dean Koontz has writing a dog book. It is a memoir about his deceased golden retriever.
Sir Salman Rushdie Furious at Bodyguard's Tell All Memoir (2008-08-02): So when did Sir Salman Rushdie cross the line into tabloid fixture rather than literary figure? When the fatwa calling for his death was issued? When he married, then got a divorce from Padma Lakshmi? When he was knighted? When his romantic exploits were avidly chronicled? Well, Sir Salman has just endured another celebrity rite of passage: a former bodyguard - Ron Evans - is writing a tell-all book about him.
The Obsession With Memoirs (2008-04-24): Everyone is writing a memoir these days, it seems.
More Fallout From the Faux Gang Memoir Incident (2008-03-17): The New York Times public editor, Clark Hoyt investigates
how the faux gangbanger memoir Love and Consequences by "Margaret B.
Holocaust Memoir is a Big Fake (2008-03-07): Another memoir turns out to be a big fake.
Gangbanger Memoir Scandal Grows (2008-03-05): The faux gangbanger memoir story continues to percolate .
Author Admits Gang Memoir Was a Big Fake (2008-03-04): Here we go again.