The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation. “Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet’s ear.” – Oprah.com.

A trenchant memoir of a troubled American childhood from the child’s point of view describes growing up in a an East Texas refinery town, life in the midst of a turbulent family of drunks and liars, a schoolyard rape, and other dark secrets. 25,000 first printing. Read more