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Lit - A Memoir

Mary Karr

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

21:23


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:40


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:28


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:54


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

33:24


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

26:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:39


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:05


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

13:49


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

11:15


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:31


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

05:47


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:07


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

09:06


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:06


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

07:23


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

15:45


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

10:09


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

27:03


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

18:11


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

10:22


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

15:12


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

08:19


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

11:16


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

16:31


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

13:03


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

23:23


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

18:11


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

15:31


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

22:56


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

17:52


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

22:55


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

12:50


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

08:56


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

16:45


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

13:12


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

09:48


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

16:50


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

19:34


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

10:22


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

16:55


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

13:51


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

15:18


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

20:42


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

00:42