(MEE-mwar) n. A memoir that is exceptionally self-centered.

Example Citation:
She became the poster girl for all the evils of the book genre my friend Jane calls "me-moirs" (as in, Dad was a drunk; Mom was a drunk; Dad was my lover; Dad was my mom). Maynard's peers jumped all over her for being everything writers suspect we are and want desperately not to be—self-centered, exploitative, mercenary.
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, "In defense of Joyce Maynard," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 13, 1999

Earliest Citation:
AMONG the suggestions from Dymocks bookshops for Dad today is Bob Hawke's modesty-free me-moirs, described as the little bloke's own account of his life and career "as Australia's longest-serving prime minister". A claim at the buttock-end of credibility, we would have thought.
—Lawrence Money, "Spy," Sunday Age, September 4, 1994

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