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Karr, Mary, and Frank McCourt, "How We Met: Mary Karr & Frank McCourt," in Independent Sunday (London), July 8, 2001, p. 7.

Karr and McCourt (McCourt is the author of Angela's Ashes), describe their personal relationship and offer comments on each other's work.

Karr, Mary, and Gabby Wood, "The Books Interview: Mary Karr," in Observer (London), June 24, 2001, p. 17.

In this interview, Karr talks about her life and her method of writing, saying that she discards large amounts of writing before settling on the final version.

Smith, Patrick, "What Memoir Forgets," in the Nation, Vol. 267, No. 4, July 27, 1998, p. 30.

Smith argues that the trend in autobiographical publishing is to share vivid emotional and personal details of individuals' lives. These books go beyond enlightenment in their relentless effort to entertain. What they lack (although Smith makes an exception of Karr's memoir) is insight into the impact of human relationships on the human condition.

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