Mary Karr on 'The Art of Memoir'
From Texas Standard:
Mary Karr is famous for writing memoirs.
Her first, " The Liar’s Club," was a simultaneously hilarious, tragic, passionate and precise recounting of her chaotic childhood in East Texas. Her second, " Lit," chronicled her struggles with addiction and her ultimate redemption. Both were huge critical and commercial successes.
Now, Karr’s written a primer on how to write a memoir called " The Art of Memoir."
"From the time I was ten, I wrote in my little journal, 'When I grow up, I will write one half poetry and one half autobiography.' There was something for me about a single voice – crying out from the middle of a single life, trying to figure out what’s going on – that I always found very moving." she says.
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