Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mary Karr: The Art of Memoir



Mary Karr grew up in the same little rathole that I grew up in - at just about the same time - so I have identified with her writing ever since I discovered her via her wonderful The Liars' Club.  I was kind of a fan of memoirs before I read Mary's first book, but her's struck me as so true and so brave that I now appreciate a good memoir more than ever.  And I've always got my eye out for the next good one, especially those written by non-celebrities.  

I'm looking forward to grabbing The Art of Memoir some time this week when I finally get the chance to visit a bookstore or two.  Can't wait.

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  1. Terry Gross, of NPR's Fresh Air, interviewed her last week

    http://www.npr.org/2015/09/15/440397728/mary-karr-on-writing-memoirs-no-doubt-ive-gotten-a-million-things-wrong

    I've added it to my massive TBR list.

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    1. Kaye, thanks for that link. I missed that broadcast...so I'm off now to give it a listen. Let me know what you think of the book.

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