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Memoirs

The Morning After: Lit by Mary Karr
3 years ago

The Morning After: Lit by Mary Karr

Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner’s descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness–and to her astonishing resurrection. Karr’s longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage …
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David Carr’s Gritty Memoir: The Night of the Gun
3 years ago

David Carr’s Gritty Memoir: The Night of the Gun

Macho and swashbuckling journalists—and, despite the pantywaist Ivy Leaguers that old-timers bemoan, there are still plenty of them, including women, in journalism’s ever-dwindling ranks—will have to rethink their plans for …
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The LA Diaries: Drunken Each of the 24hrs in a Day
3 years ago

The LA Diaries: Drunken Each of the 24hrs in a Day

The best addiction memoirs reflect on the running and gunning with just the right amount of thoughtful remove, which is exactly what makes James Brown’s ‘The LA Diaries’ so important. …
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