Lit : A Memoir

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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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  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • HarperAudio
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0061939005
  • 9780061939006

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