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Review of The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

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*This is a review of Mary Karr’s newest book, The Art of Memoir, originally written for a Goodreads review.*
I have been an avid reader of Mary Karr’s work for almost twenty years so I was very excited to get this ARC. I have to say she has spoiled me for beautiful memoirs. She is a master of the craft and this book is like a present she has wrapped up and given to her readers – and to all readers who love memoir.

The Art of Memoir is also a treasure trove of invaluable information for any writer, but as a reader, I felt like I’d just crashed the private party of every memoirist’s secret place. AOM made me feel privy to insider secrets and my appreciation of the genre went even deeper. She delves into some of her favorite memorist’s efforts and explains what she thought worked and…

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