I’ve noticed that many people who come to A Reader’s Place look at the quotes about memoir, so I’ve added several more. Here’s a link to the page.
I began collecting memoir quotes several years ago when I came across Jill Ker Conway’s comment “Why is autobiography the most popular form of fiction for modern readers?” (It appears in her book When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography.) I was delighted that in a few words she nailed the appeal of the memoir. If you haven’t read her own memoir The Road From Coorain, grab it–it’s one of the great coming of age memoirs. It begins with her childhood on a sheep ranch in the Australian outback and later move to Sydney, but it’s really about the intellectual and emotional coming of age of a remarkable woman.