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The Liars' Club: a Memoir


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ISBN13: 9780143035749
ISBN10: 0143035746
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mirandalegorreta_2011, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by mirandalegorreta_2011)
Getting to see all the hardships some one else faces and how they overcome them, builds strength in the reader to do the same.
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Nancy Payne, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Nancy Payne)
Growing up in East Texas (or anywhere else)in a dysfunctional family brings "fun" and very dark memories as Mary Karr describes her childhood. You won't be able to put it down!
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Ashlyn, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by Ashlyn)
I forgot I had this book and I picked it up and couldn't stop reading it, it's not a light-hearted book, but it's really good!
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Karr, Mary
Penguin Books
Poets, American
Personal Memoirs
General Biography
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Karr, Mary - Homes and haunts - Texas -
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from 12
b/w photos on pages 1, 175, and 273
7.70x5.08x.64 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143035749 Reviews:
"Review" by , " of the most dazzling and moving memoirs to come along in years."
"Review" by , "This book is so good I thought about sending it out for a backup's like finding Beethoven in Hoboken. To have a poet's precision of language and a poet's insight into people applied to one of the roughest, toughest, ugliest places in America is an astonishing event."
"Review" by , "The essential American story...a beauty."
"Review" by , "Overflows with sparkling wit and humor....Truth beats powerfully at the heart of this dazzling memoir."
"Review" by , "9mm humor, gothic wit, and a stunning clarity of memory within a poet's vision....Karr's unerring scrutiny of her childhood delivers a story confoundingly real."
"Synopsis" by ,

When it was published in 1995, Mary Karrandrsquo;s The Liarsandrsquo; 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. Karrandrsquo;s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salingerandrsquo;sandmdash;a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoirandrsquo;s impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as andldquo;funny, lively, and un-put-downableandrdquo; (USA Today) today as it ever was

"Synopsis" by , The author, a prize-winning poet and critic, looks back at her upbringing in a swampy East Texas refinery town. She recalls her painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip into psychosis; a fist-swinging father who spun tales with his cronies--dubbed the Liars' Club; and a neighborhood rape when she was eight.

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