I just read a review of a memoir that said:
"The story also has the usual redemptive arc that no autobiography seems to successfully elude--at the end the dragons in the fairy tale are all slayed and everyone is smiling."

The inference seems to be that this reader at least thinks the 'usual redemptive arc' is not necessary in memoirs and autobiographies, perhaps even a bad thing? Too trite?
I thought a memoir was supposed to have an arc much like a novel, along with a climax and resolution.

What do you think?