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In this funny, razor-edged memoir, Mary Karr, a prize-winning poet and critic, looks back at her upbringing in a swampy
East Texas refinery town with a volatile, defiantly loving family. She recalls her painter mother, seven times married,
whose outlaw spirit could tip into psychosis; a fist-swinging father who spun tales with his cronies--dubbed the Liars'
Club; and a neighborhood rape when she was eight. An inheritance was squandered, endless bottles emptied, and guns
leveled at the deserving and undeserving. With a raw authenticity stripped of self-pity and a poet's eye for the
lyrical detail, Karr shows us a "terrific family of liars and drunks ... redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."