Writing process: Memoir writing

Thanks to my writing student Michael for sending me the link to this New York Times article by Andre′ Aciman. In the article, Aciman says writers write memoirs because “we want a second chance, we want the other version of our life, the one that thrills us, the one that happened to the people we really are, not to those we just happened to be once.”

Do you agree with Aciman? Or do you think there are other reasons for writing a memoir?

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