Inscribed first printing of this candid memoir by one of the most influential contemporary artists of the form.
THE LIARS' CLUB
"[W]hat good memoirs do a good job at – is creating that sense of consciousness feeling for the truth." – Karr, 2015 interview
Critically acclaimed and a popular success, Karr's autobiographical narrative of a religious Southern upbringing sparked a generation of memoirists, paving the way for the likes of Cheryl Strayed, while engaging with literary antecedents like Mary McCarthy, Maya Angelou, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
Read more: Baker, "Mary Karr knows 'The Art of Memoir,'" The Oregonian, 14 September 2015.
(New York): Viking, (1995). 9'' x 6''. Original quarter black cloth, grey paper boards, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($22.95) black and red dust jacket designed by Neil Stuart. , 320 pages. Contemporary security sticker on verso of jacket. Faint spotting to cloth, some foxing to top edge, else clean and beautiful.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
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