I’m an optimist about this: her new writing craft book from Harper Collins....
I don’t think anyone’s better credentialed to write this than the author of The Liars’ Club and 2 other worthy memoirs. Mary Karr is also a professor of literature at Syracuse University where she teaches the art of memoir to graduate students.
Only about 10 pages in, and already I find this nugget worth carrying home:
"Any time you try to collapse the distance between your delusions about the past and what really happened, there’s suffering involved." -Mary Karr
Read along with me?