Mary Karr
Lit : A Memoir

Lit : A Memoir

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I loved this one. Susan Cheever says: Lit is "the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years."

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The Art of Memoir

The Art of Memoir

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Karr unpacks the key elements of great literary memoir and breaks down her own creative process. It’s not just a book for writers: of the book’s 200 pages, only 35 or so are devoted to “how-to.” Frequent readers will also enjoy a peek behind the curtain of Karr's work and that of dozens of other memoirists: what differentiates good work from mediocre, and why do some stories ring true while others falter? For those who'd like to read more, Karr provides a terrific (and long) reading list in the back of the book. This was a great reading experience.

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The Liars’ Club: A Memoir

The Liars’ Club: A Memoir

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I loved Lit but have never read this one; it's on my list for the 2017 Reading Challenge ("a juicy memoir"). From the publisher: "When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form.... [T]his unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as "funny, lively, and un-put-downable" (USA Today) today as it ever was."

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