Octavia Books will host Katherine Clark at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at their storefront (513 Octavia). Katherine Clark will present and sign MY EXAGGERATED LIFE: Pat Conroy (As Told to Katherine Clark).
This book is the product of a special collaboration between the great American author Pat Conroy and Katherine Clark, who recorded 200 hours of conversation with Conroy before he passed away. No subject was off limits in these conversations, including aspects of his tumultuous life Conroy had never before revealed. This book presents Pat Conroy the man, as if speaking in person, in the colloquial voice known to family and friends. The story he offers is about surviving and overcoming the childhood abuse and trauma that marked his life. As Conroy recounts his time in Atlanta, Rome, and San Francisco, along with his many years in Beaufort, SC, he portrays a journey full of struggles and suffering that culminated ultimately in redemption and triumph.