Selecting memoirs is like selecting fiction, which has similar appeal factors. (Novels written in first person are essentially fictional memoirs.) Memoirs have the added quality of being true—or somewhat true. While almost any memoir will have changed a few names to protect privacy, or resequenced events to make a story line clearer, we have recently witnessed numerous scandals involving memoirs featuring characters who never existed and events that never occurred. Confessing authors often claim their stories are still fundamentally true despite not being factual. That readers must now question the veracity of memoirs may actually add to their appeal. Despite the furor, the demand for memoirs is still very strong.