In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home. ...more
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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding. ...more
Tags: abandonment, absent fathers, absent mothers, Bessie Taliaferro, book review, brothers and sisters, Correspondence, depression, E.J. Koh, family, family history, immigrants, immigration, korean, Korean American, language, memoir, parents, poems, poetry, review, Running with Scissors, seoul, siblings, south korea, The Glass Castle, The Liars Club, The Magical Language of Others, translation
Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.
Tags: addiction, Adrienne Rich, Allie Rowbottom, Anne Carson, Annie Dillard, audre lorde, bodies, body image, Carole Maso, chronic illness, Claudia Rankine, daughters, eileen myles, epigenetics, Eula Biss, feminism, first book, food, Helene Cixous, illness, intergenerational trauma, Jane Austen, Jeanette Winterson, Jell-O, Jell-O Girls, Katharine Harrison, kathryn harrison, lauren groff, Leslie Jamison, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lucille Clifton, Lucy Grealy, Maggie Nelson, Marguerite Duras, mary gaitskill, Mary Karr, memoir, mental illness, Monet Patrice Thomas, Morgan Parker, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, privilege, Roxane Gay, sarah manguso, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, The Liars Club, trauma, virginia woolf
Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore.
Tags: A Novel about My Wife, Agamemnon, Alissa Nutting, An Oresteia, Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue, book recommendations, clytemnestra, Donald Trump, Emily Perkins, Kate Chopin, marriage, Mary Karr, Meg Wolitzer, Melania Trump, Pearl S Buck, reading list, Tampa, The Angry Wife, The Awakening, The Liars Club, The Wife, What to Read When
Debra Monroe talks about her new memoir,
My Unsentimental Education, the future of the genre, and how the Internet has changed what it means to be human. ...more
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Steph Auteri reviews
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr today in Rumpus Books. ...more
I stopped putting things in quotation marks because I really wanted the reader to continue to understand or believe or think that he or she was in my head. Listen up as Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit, talks to NPR’s Terry Gross about the art of memoir, the purpose of […]