a comparable memoir about family culture and surviving one's family -->Mary Karr's The Liars' Club (1995)

a comparable memoir about family culture and surviving one's family -->Mary Karr's The Liars' Club (1995)

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Lit: A Memoir, by Mary Karr

Lit: A Memoir, by Mary Karr

Maya Angelou, Mary Karr, and David Sedaris are among our favorite memoirists.

Maya Angelou, Mary Karr, and David Sedaris are among our favorite memoirists.

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Mary Karr has done more living than I can keep up with sometimes and has had to do a whole series of memoir to bring us, her readers, up to speed.  "Lit" chronicles her struggles in her marriage and with alcohol, "Cherry" starts as she leaves home to set out on her own, and my favorite "The Liars Club" is the narrative of her childhood in Texas with a crazy mom and a sister who grows up to be the super responsible insurance agent.  There is drama, intrigue, and some bullet holes in the…

Mary Karr has done more living than I can keep up with sometimes and has had to do a whole series of memoir to bring us, her readers, up to speed. "Lit" chronicles her struggles in her marriage and with alcohol, "Cherry" starts as she leaves home to set out on her own, and my favorite "The Liars Club" is the narrative of her childhood in Texas with a crazy mom and a sister who grows up to be the super responsible insurance agent. There is drama, intrigue, and some bullet holes in the…

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