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The Liars' Club : a memoir / Mary Karr ; foreword by Lena Dunham.

Karr, Mary, (author.).

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Homer Public Library B KARR 000158006 Biography Place on copy / volume Checked out 12/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143107798
  • ISBN: 0143107798
  • Physical Description: xx, 320 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 20th anniversary Penguin Classics deluxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Lena Dunham -- Introduction to the 10th-anniversary edition / by Mary Karr -- The Liars' Club. Texas, 1961 -- Colorado, 1963 -- Texas again, 1980.
Summary, etc.:
"For its twentieth anniversary, a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition of Mary Karr's pathbreaking, award-winning, mega-bestselling memoir, with 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 in a stunning Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition 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. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Karr, Mary > Childhood and youth.
Karr, Mary.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Literary.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Women.
Manners and customs.
Poets, American.
Port Arthur (Tex.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Texas > Port Arthur.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Självbiografier.