Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

Mary Karr


The Liars' membership delivered to vibrant, indelible existence Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas early life. Cherry, her account of her formative years, 'continued to set the literary commonplace for making the non-public common' (Entertainment Weekly). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness--and to her amazing resurrection. Karr's eager for an excellent relatives turns out safe whilst her marriage to a good-looking, Shakespeare-quoting blueblood poet produces a son they adore. yet she cannot outrun her apocalyptic prior. She beverages herself into a similar numbness that almost wolfed her charismatic yet stricken mom, attaining the threshold of suicide. A hair-raising stint in 'The psychological Marriott,' with an oddball tribe of experts and saviors, awakens her to the potential of pleasure and leads her to an not going religion. now not given that Saint Augustine cried, 'Give me chastity, Lord-but now not yet!' has a conversion tale rung with such darkish hilarity. Lit is set getting inebriated and getting sober, changing into a mom through letting move of a mom, studying to write down by way of studying to dwell. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it's a really electrifying tale of the way to develop up--as basically Mary Karr can inform it.

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