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The Liar's Club is Mary Karr's memoir of growing up in a very odd family in Texas. Lots of cussin, yellin, drinkin, pukin, and readin.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble in grade school    -   committing crimes    -   rebelling against parent's expectations    -   first sexual experience    -   general coming of age story    -   alienated from society Gender/Class story?    -   story of lower class Family, hate    -   Yes The difficult family member    -   is spoiled    -   is mentally ill Family, love    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Small town?    -   Yes Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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