The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr

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ISBN: 9780062223074
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

"At unexpected points in life," Marry Karr begins in The Art of Memoir, "everyone gets waylaid by the colossal force of recollection...but there are also memories that you dig for: you start with a clear fix on a tiny instant, and pick at every knot until a thin thread comes undone that you can follow back through the mind's labyrinth to other places..."
Anyone interested in the nature of memory and storytelling, or curious about the art of reading or writing memoir will delight in this book. Karr's voice is terrifically alive with humor, wit and wisdom. A true pioneer and apostle of her genre!