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Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

September 15th, 2015

Episode 258 of 550 episodes

Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting 1,200 pages because "there was something untrue about them." Her new book is The Art of Memoir.

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