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Lit CD

Lit CD

Mary Karr, Mary Karr (Read by)

Compact Disc

List Price: 39.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/25/2010)
Paperback (6/29/2010)
Paperback, Large Print (11/3/2009)
Paperback (9/29/2015)
Hardcover (11/3/2009)

Description

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.

HarperAudio, 9780061939006

Publication Date: January 27, 2010