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The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
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The kind of memoirs that I enjoy reading are a lot less literary than the ones Mary Karr uses to illustrate her arguments in The Art of Memoir, so I wasn't as enthusiastic about the book as I might have been. Still, I found it fascinating to consider the questions memoirists ask themselves and the ethical implications of not telling the truth in a work that is represented as nonfiction. I was also really interested in the sections of the book where she talks about the reactions of her own family to the memoirs she has written about her childhood. They didn't quite make me want to read her other books, as I don't think they are quite my cup of tea, but they were some of the most enjoyable parts of the book.
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