#4 on The New York Times? list of The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 YearsThe New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of a hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation?Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet?s ear.? ?Oprah.comThe Liars? Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr?s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger?s?a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as ?funny, lively, and un-put-downable? (USA Today) today as it ever was.