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What is a memoir

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What is a Memoir?

How accurate are memoirs? This public radio story looks at a scandal involving author James Frey and his memoir “A Million Little Pieces.” Frey was charged with exaggerating, and even lying about, his own life in his memoir. Where should a writer draw the line between fact and fiction in memoirs?

Biography Memoir Nonfiction

Story Length: 5:02

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National Public Radio © 2006 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 01/28/2006

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