Genre

by Michael Welborn
(Oakdale,California)

Question: I would like to know what Genre an idea for a book that I would like to write would be under, dealing with a personal thing that happened in my life with several controversial subjects that may offend some people and maybe beneficial to others.


Answer: Sounds like a...

Memoir: a book about a particular period in your life, or a particular series of events you were present at, told by you from your personal perspective, the way you remember it

Or possibly an ...

Autobiography: a book about your entire life written by you.

If it's really spilling the beans on something scandalous. it could be called a tell-all, but that's more of a slang term than a literary term.

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