The Art of Memoir

Credited with the current revival of the literary memoir, Mary Karr knows a thing or two about the form. She spent over a year at the top of the New York Times bestseller list with The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit, and she teaches a highly selective seminar at Syracuse University in New York, where she has mentored future bestselling memoirists such as Cheryl Strayed and Koren Zailckas. Synthesizing her experiences as a writer, reader, and teacher, Karr now provides a unique window into the mechanics and art of memoir that is as irreverent and entertaining as her own work in the genre.