Analysis Of Kirstie Alley, An Accurate Representation Of A Memoir
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“How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life” – Not an Autobiography, Not a Diary
This paper will argue that the book “How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life” written by Kirstie Alley is an accurate representation of a memoir and journal genres and not a biography literary genre.
Kirstie Alley was born Kirstie Louise Alley on January 12, 2951 in Wichita, Kansas. She studied drama at Kansas State University. When she moved to California she became an interior decorator and got in with the wrong crowd and started using drugs. In 1981, a drunk driver killed her mother and her father was seriously injured. Kirstie completed drug rehabilitation and joined Scientology, a religious belief created by L. Ron Hubbard. In 1982, she got her break…show more content… A memoir usually involves a public portion of that person’s life as it relates to that person, a historic event, or thing. It is about the personal knowledge/experience of that person, for example Kirstie’s weight loss. It is also written in first person and the author’s point of view. The whole book isn’t just about Kristie’s weight loss though it is touches on her sex life, her childhood, facing her drug addition and her children. Kristie Alley is funny, witty and uses humor to make her feel better including us too. I think people can relate to a lot of what she talks about because I think a lot of us have some of the same issues. A lot of us deal with weight and yoyo dieting and others can relate to her drug addition. The book is a self-help book telling us that we are in control of our own lives. We make the choices necessary to change the size of our asses. It also a look back at moments in her life that have shaped her into the women she is today. Another thing she uses in the book are photos that she actually places next to what she is talking about and not scattered all over the place.
The next writing style I believe is used in the book “How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life” is journal