Any fan of memoirs knows the name Mary Karr. She is the bestselling author of Lit, Cherry, and The Liars Club, and sparked the revitalization of the memoir genre. Now she returns with The Art of Memoir, a master class in the essential elements of great memoir—delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.
Readers of memoirs will really enjoy this inside look at the genre from the mind of a master, but this is also a book for writers. And they have definitely responded. Check out this video Mary Karr recently posted on her Facebook page, and you'll find a number of special appearances by Lena Dunham, Amy Tan, Gary Shteyngart, Phil Jackson, and Mary-Louise Parker, among other writers.
And when you're done with the video, you can download an egalley from Edelweiss here to get started on your own memoir adventure!