Memoir is a mythical nonfiction genre. More particularly, it is a set of memories that a person writes about events or moments, both public and private that took place in the author’s life. The declarations made in the work are understood to be truthful. While memoir has previously been defined as a subcategory of autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is distinguished in form, presenting a narrowed focus. Like most autobiographies, memoirs are written from the first-person opinion. An autobiography tells the story of a life, while memoir narrates a story from a life, such as touchstone events and turning points from the author’s life. The author of a memoir may be mentioned as a memoirist.