#four on The New York Times’ checklist of The 50 Very best Memoirs of the Prior 50 Years

The New York Times bestselling, hilarious story of a hardscrabble Texas early life that calls the most efficient memoir of a generation

“Wickedly humorous and at all times movingly illuminating, way to kick-ass storytelling and a poets ear.” —

The Liars’ Club took the arena by means of typhoon and raised the artwork of the memoir to a wholly new degree, bringing a few dramatic revival of the shape. Karr’s comedian early life in an east Texas oil the city brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a difficult-ingesting daddy, a sister who can communicate down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mom whose collected secrets and techniques threaten to wreck all of them. This unsentimental and profoundly shifting account of an apocalyptic early life is as “humorous, energetic, and un-placed-downable” (USA Today) these days because it ever was once.