Book Reviews of Cherry: A Memoir

Cherry: A Memoir
Cherry A Memoir
Author: Mary Karr
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ISBN-13: 9780141002071
ISBN-10: 0141002077
Publication Date: 9/1/2001
Pages: 276
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Great story, but not very well written. It wasn't terrible, but the author tends to use the same words over and over (a pet peeve of mine). If I saw the word "parlance" one more time I thought I was going to to scream... ;) Over all a good read though.
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Helpful Score: 2
great followup from the Liars club
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Helpful Score: 1
After reading her first novel, The Liar's Club, and loving it, I had high hopes for this one. It didn't disappoint. The author takes us on a wiiiiiiild ride as she reminisces about her growing up in the '60s and surviving it (barely)! She has a way of saying the obvious like no body else, she names names, rats out her mom, her mom's boyfriends, her old boyfriends, her old girlfriends, and anybody else who made for a good story. And there are a lot of 'em! I laughed out loud, I went, 'oh, yea' at times, and I felt like I had a friend when I finished this one. Go for it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read "The Liar's Club" first and then enjoy this story of growing up and finding out who you will become. Poignant and full of wisdom.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Karr's sequel to the hugely successful and engrossing THE LIARS CLUB, CHERRY is the coming of age book for Ms. Karr. Read by the author, it's as real, moving, and heartfelt as the first one.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you liked the liar's club, you will enjoy this follow-up tale of Karr's experience through her teens.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is wonderful and has so much in it that is familiar to everyone. The book is about first loves, relationships with parents, friends who are getting older and growing apart and so much more.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed "The Liar's Club" and I thought "Cherry" would be as good, maybe better. I was disappointed. While I could relate to the feelings (and even some of the situations) she described in "The Liar's Club", I couldn't relate to a lot of the goings on in this book. She was apparently a very wild child in her teens and the easy sex and prevalent drug use really turned me off. I also got very distracted by Ms Karr's use of the word "you" in the narrative. Since it is her story, it would make sense that she would tell it in the first person, but she doesn't.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sequel to The Liar's Club - interesting memoir - not as good as Liar's Club but interesting to find out what happened to the girl as she was growing up.
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Helpful Score: 1
"Astonishing...one of the most dazzling and moving memoirs to come along in years...Karr's most powerful tool is her language, which she wields with the virtuosity of both a lyric poet and an earthy, down-home Texan." - The New York Times
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book ! Mary Karr is a terrific storyteller Love her books!Great stories about growing up in smalltown Texas,
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Helpful Score: 1
The sequel to the bestselling "Liars' Club"-the gorgeously written, hilarious story of Mary Karr's tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age.
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A little slow at first but an excellent read. Probably makes sense to read this prior to Lit by Mary Karr but I didn't and managed to enjoy both anyway. Funny, witty and so truthful. Enjoy.
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A memoir, good audiobook
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this book started off kind of slow and then became very interesting. but....at some point the author developed this annoying habit of using the word "you"- endlessly. "you did this. you thought that. you went here." i find it VERY annoying. ok- i made it to page 179 and i could stand her use of the word "you" no more. this was such a promising book but i am unable to finish it.
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Okay, I finished it but I'm not sure why I bothered. I'm not even sure what the point of the story was. The prologue seemed only loosely tied to the rest of the story, and the title character seemed aimless and uninteresting. The structure of the novel, much of which was annoyingly written in second person, did not intrigue.
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This is a great book!
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Cherry finds the teenage Mary still marooned in a family whose behavior ranges from charmingly eccentric to dangerously crazy. (This, for instance, is the Karr version of a note from home: "Lecia Karr's leprosy kicked in, and I had to wrap her limbs in balm and hyssop. Please excuse her.") But here the focus has shifted to Mary herself, furiously engaged in pissing off authority at every turn: flouting the dress code, dropping acid, running from the cops, falling in love.

I haven't listened to this one.
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My book is a paperback but the cover is the exact same. My ISBN doesn't work -- 0965008510. Excellent book in nearly PERFECT condition.