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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date June 30, 2005
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143035749
ISBN-10 0143035746
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Original list price $17.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A trenchant memoir of a troubled American childhood from the child's point of view describes growing up in a an East Texas refinery town, life in the midst of a turbulent family of drunks and liars, a schoolyard rape, and other dark secrets, in a tenth anniversary edition of the landmark autobiography. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear.” –Oprah.com
 
The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation.

The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670850532
 
from Viking Pr (June 1, 1995); titled "The Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9780670850532 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $22.95
About: The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140179835 Book cover for 9780143035749 Book cover for 9780143107798
 
With Lena Dunham (other contributor) | Deluxe edition from Penguin Classics (November 10, 2015); titled "The Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9780143107798 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (June 30, 2005); titled "The Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9780143035749 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 1, 1996); titled "The Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9780140179835 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140863086
 
from Penguin/Highbridge (January 1, 1996); titled "The Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9780140863086 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The poet describes her early life in Port Arthur, Texas, surrounded by alcoholism, financial difficulties, and a family in denial.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417689460
 
from Turtleback Books (May 31, 2005); titled "Liars' Club: A Memoir"
9781417689460 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The poet recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town.

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