Lit

A Memoir

    • 4.3 • 152 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

New York Times Book Review • The New Yorker • Entertainment Weekly • Time • Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Christian Science Monitor • Slate • St. Louise Post-Dispatch • Cleveland Plain Dealer • Seattle Times • NBCC Award Finalist

Mary Karr’s unforgettable sequel to her beloved and bestselling memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times).

Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary Karr can tell it.

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” and Susan Cheever states, simply, that Lit is “the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years."

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

AshleyR307 ,

Very Honest & Genuine Read!

I'm from west Texas and greatly enjoyed the humorous and very realistic description Karr provides to the reader. She does a marvelous job of describing the trials, tribulations, and inner thought processes that go along with being an adult child of an alcoholic, an alcoholic, single mother, financially strapped, and religiously apprehensive.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone battling similar environments.

Great Music Luvr ,

Heartbreaking and redeeming

So beautifully written I didn’t want to put it down; so heartbreaking (through the first three sections) I didn’t know if I could read another word. But I’m glad I did.

Crazyiphonemama ,

Loved every page

After reading all of Mary Karr's books I feel she's a friend of mine, quirky one that she is! We're the same age, I've lived in Houston for years so I'm pretty sure I know what city Leechfield is, and I also struggled with religion. I'm sorry there's not another memoir of hers out there. I'm going to miss her!

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