Your ghostwriter will help you in executing voice, organization, and pace. But if you tell him or her that you were inspired by a particular memoir, it will give the ghost a better idea of how to translate your vision into a published book.
The following are some examples of famous memoirs that have spurred people to put their own lives into print.
You may already have a crystal clear idea of how you want your story to read, but sampling other memoirs will still give you valuable insight into what elevates a personal story to greatness.
You may also want to read Memoir Preparation.