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Author: Mary Karr
As a girl idling her way through long, toxically boring summer afternoons in Leechfield, Texas, Mary Karr dreamed up an unusual career for herself, "to write one-half poetry and one-half autobiography." She has since done both, and even when she's recounting a dirty joke, she can't help but employ a poet's precise and musical vision. Her first m...  more »
ISBN: 3599
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Great account of Mary Karr's dysfunctional family during her late childhood and teen years. Karr writes with great insight into her thoughts and feelings as a teen--she seems to really remember what it was like! She includes accounts of a lot of drug use and the hippie culture of the 1970s, which I found to be somewhat shocking but fascinating.