The Worst Memoirs

by Conor Friedersdorf

When the genre became hot, a lot of twentysomethings started writing them, prompting a backlash: these whippersnappers should wait until they have lived long enough to experience something worth saying! Agree or disagree, I submit that the people who are really cheapening the genre are more often politicians or CEOs who've experienced tons of interesting stuff to write about, but produce self-serving pr tomes rather than forthright reflections on their bygone careers.