Lit CD A Memoir Author:Mary Karr Lit follows Mary Karr's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madnessand 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 ne... more »arly 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 upas only Mary Karr can tell it.« less
I know it sounds cliché, but this book changed the way I feel about writing, religion and my own personal demons. Lit was a reminder of why some people are special, while others only dream about being special. Not only did Mary Karr persevere through insurmountable odds, she channeled those odds into a literary masterpiece.