Lit: A Memoir, Mary Karr
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Lit: A Memoir

Author: Mary Karr

Narrator: Mary Karr

Unabridged: 12 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 01/26/2010

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

Lit follows Mary Karr's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness—and her astonishing resurrection. Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting poet produces a son they adore. But she can't outrun her apocalyptic past. She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide. A hair-raising stint in "The Mental Marriott" awakens her to the possibility of joy, and leads her to an unlikely faith. Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. It is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary Karr can tell it.

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