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Lit: A Memoir

In conversation with author Heather King
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Episode Summary
A new memoir by the author of The Liar's Club, about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live.

Participant(s) Bio
Mary Karr is the author of four volumes of poetry, including Sinners Welcome, Viper Rum, The Devil's Tour, and Abacus. Karr's first memoir, The Liars' Club, won the PEN Martha Albrand Award for best first nonfiction. The sequel, Cherry, about her adolescence was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Syracuse and New York City.