By: Mary Karr
Mary Karr describes her dysfunctional childhood in eastern Texas during the 1960's and 1970's. Her mentally unstable mother suffered a nervous breakdown after caring for Karr's bitter, terminally-ill maternal grandmother. After a brief move to Colorado, Karr and her sister returned to live with their alcoholic father in Texas. Karr eventually became a college professor and followed up on the events of The Liar's Club with two more memoirs.