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. This book is an unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood.
About the Author
Mary Karr unleashed a revolution with her memoir. The Liar's Club was one of the bestselling books in the New York Times, and was named “Best Book of the Year” by various publications. The author is a professor at the University of Syracuse and has won many awards for her work.