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Mary Karr

Tarpaper Sky and Conversations: Interviews with Rodney Crowell and Stanton Moore

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Once we caught on to the sounds we were making, from there on we were rolling. Pretty much everything you hear with the exception of a fiddle here or there and a couple of background voices was what we produced on the floor."

Kin: A Conversation With Rodney Crowell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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In Praise of Flawed Women

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Ann Bauer

During the long year that The Forever Marriage was circulating, I sought out portraits of imperfect but redeemable women.

Publishing's Renewed Holiday Push With Memoirs, an Enduring Genre

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
David Tereshchuk

The publishing industry has now fully readied itself for the holidays, with offerings that include yet more aggressively-promoted slices of first-person recollection.

The Wicked Art of Memoir Making

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.

The Memoir Dilemma: What's With All These Memoirs?

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Lauck

Memoirs have been called misleading, fraudulent, overly confessional and now are also deemed narratively non-rigorous and too easy to write.

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...

Contemporary Literature's Most Memorable Moms

Flavorwire | Caroline Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As James Joyce once wrote, "Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not." Sweet, right? While we'd agree that ...

Mary Karr, Fearless Web Warrior

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Baudo Sillerman

The paperback edition of her searing, beautifully reviewed memoir, Lit, has hit the shelves, and Karr is striking out to stoke the sales buzz for a book that should be flying out the door all on its own.

From One Book Cover to Another: Saying Goodbye to My Gerbils

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

The paperback of my memoir was released recently, but I barely recognize my own book with the new cover. It hurts my heart to say goodbye to the gerbils on the hardcover edition of The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter.

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

The New York Review of Books | Francine Prose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Francine Prose The New York Review of Books A Knife at the Door "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr Harper, 386 pp., $25.99 In an introduction to the tent...

'Devotion', 'Lit' and 'Commitment': Memoirs as the New Neighbor

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memoirs allow us to get intimate with another person, to discover secrets and learn from that person's own discussion of her life issues.

National Book Critics Circle Prize Nominees Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel and National Book Award finalists Jayne Anne Phillips and Bonnie Jo Campbell were among the nom...

Great Author Interviews (AUDIO)

npr.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NPR has a host of great author interviews every week, and we thought we'd bring you the best of the recent ones. Listen below for three really great o...

10 Dysfunctional Family Memoirs And One Shakespeare Play (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dreading going home for the holidays? So are a lot of people, and we imagine some of these writers wouldn't be looking forward to it either. Here ...

Mary Karr Speaks To HuffPost About "Lit"

The Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The brouhaha that flared last week when "Publishers Weekly" announced its list of Top Ten Books of the Year, a list that garnered probably unwanted bu...

Miami Book Fair Going Strong This Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

All this week, Miami is celebrating the world of literature with its annual Book Fair. Running from November 8 - 15 and open to the public for a small...

Mary Karr Interview: "Lit" Part II

Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is a continuation of a Huffington Post interview with author Mary Karr on her new memoir, "Lit." You can read the first part here. Hu...

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This week, the book review round-up includes some reviews from insider journals Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, which often get the scoop on n...

The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After so many years, and so many lists, you might think the task of choosing the 10 Best Books would get easier. If only. The sublime story collection...

Mary Karr Traded Alcohol For Jesus: 'Talking About This Is Like Doing Card Tricks On The Radio'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For a writer of memoirs, Mary Karr has had a charmed life. That is, a lot has happened, almost all of it colorful, much of it painful.