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The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

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A 20th-anniversary edition of Mary Karr's pathbreaking, award-winning, mega-bestselling memoir, featuring a new foreword by Lena Dunham. 

When it was first published twenty years ago, THE LIARS' CLUB took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr's comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger's--a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new foreword by Lena Dunham, a creative game changer in her own right, this 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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"The essential American story ... a beauty." —Jonathan YardleyThe Washington Post Book World

"Astonishing ... one of the most dazzling and moving memoirs to come along in years." —Michiko KakutaniThe New York Times

"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." —Molly IvinsThe Nation

"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." —The Boston Sunday Globe

"Overflows with sparkling wit and humor.... Truth beats powerfully at the heart of this dazzling memoir." —San Francisco Chronicle

Trade Paperback with French flaps and deckle edges
Publisher: Penguin Deluxe Edition
ISBN: 978-0143107798
Pages: 352