Mary Karr is the queen of memoir and wrote The Art of Memoir…

I read Mary Karr’s “The Art of Memoir” and “Sinners Welcome” and I love both titles. She said she is part Caucasian and part Indian “feathers not dots”. I found myself loving Karr’s sense of humor. Karr feels like she is diverse. She said Richard Wright’s Black Boy  was a memoir and she cites Richard Wright as the only author known for just that one book. Richard Wright is a writer but I think he only published Black Boy and at one time it was considered the best book by an African American writer. Black Boy was once the most popular book by an African American writer (there are many African American writers now myself included). I remember Edi saying The Art of Slow Writing to me when I took Memoir with her at NJCU and Edi told me I can have a book I’m very proud of publishing that Edi would edit for me after I revised it a few times and I typed my memoir. I am so proud of the 66 pages I have typed written but this summer I’ll have 90 to 100 pages or more typed written. I may have 30,000 words or I may have my goal of 40,000 by September. I will have 40,000 words by January 2018 that’s for sure. I’ll reach my ambitious goal for my 37th birthday. I’ll just keep writing and typing and write my Schizophrenia memoir. My 40th birthday is approaching and I want 120-200 typed written pages to show for it! My memoir my book!

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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