Lit

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Lit

A Memoir

By Mary Karr

HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780061885471, 561pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2009

Description

Mary Karr's bestselling, unforgettable sequel to her beloved memoirs The Liars Club and Cherry and one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live.

The Boston Globe calls Lit a book that reminds us not only how compelling personal stories can be, but how, in the hands of a master, they can transmute into the highest art." The New York Times Book Review calls it a master class on the art of the memoir in its Top 10 Books of 2009 Citation. Michiko Kakutani calls it a book that lassos you, hogties your emotions and won t let you go in her New York Times review. And Susan Cheever states, simply, that Lit is the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years."

In addition to the New York Times, Lit was named a Best Book of 2009 by the New Yorker (Reviewer Favorite), Entertainment Weekly (Top 10), Time (Top 10), the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Seattle Times.

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