I'm sure this question has been answered many times, I just can't find the correct search words. Allow me apologize up front.

I've read some "how to" books on writing memoirs, read a few of those along with some first person fiction. In each case I'm not seeing a lot of descriptions. It seems to be just up front writing.

In some of my memoir, I've put things in that I remember - what a building looked like, what kind of day it was, how lightning looked or thunder crashed. I haven't seen much in the way of descriptions of anything in these books. Is this something that I should leave out?