Mary Karr: 9/8/15
Mary Karr, the award-winning poet and best-selling author, joins Brian this week to discuss her latest book, The Art of Memoir, and reflect on her past work including The Liars’ Club and a poem she wrote about David Foster Wallace, “Suicide’s Note: An Annual.” Also, Karr talks about being critical of David and why she couldn’t read Infinite Jest until after his death. Plus, Brian and Mary talk about some of their favorite memoirs and how Mary believes that with the right tools and mindset, anyone can tell their own story. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr The Liars' Club by Mary Karr Cherry by Mary Karr Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr The Rock Bottom Remainders Short Sharp Shocked by Michelle Shocked Texas Campfire Tapes by Michelle Shocked “Michelle Shocked enrages fans with onstage anti-gay rant.” Memoirs by Pablo Neruda A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Dispatches by Michael Herr Stop-Time by Frank Conroy Body and Soul by Frank Conroy Black Boy by Richard Wright Native Son by Richard Wright Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Leviathan by Paul Auster I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov Night by Elie Wiesel Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski The Moment with Jerome Charyn: 8/24/15 Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins by Jerome Charyn What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Tenth of December by George Saunders Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Forever Overhead by David Foster Wallace On Writing by Stephen King The Shining by Stephen King The Stand by Stephen King The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff Bullet in the Brain - A Short Film The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff "Suicide's Note: An Annual" by Mary Karr People discussed on today's show: Mary Karr Stephen King George Saunders Allen Grossman Michelle Shocked Tobias Wolff Marie Howe Geoffrey Wolff Raymond Carver Quentin Tarantino Ian McEwan Marina Abramovic Knausgaard Isaac Babel Gabriel Garcia Marquez Don DeLillo Tom Noonan Ralph Waldo Emerson Patti Smith Pam Houston This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Draft Kings. Start this football season by winning two million dollars! This isn’t fantasy as usual. This is Draft Kings. Use code MOMENT to play free for a shot at two million dollars in the Week One Ten Million Dollar Millionaire Maker. Go to DraftKings.com! And by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/MOMENT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes: itunes.com/themoment
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