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Lit: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Karr

Narrated By: Mary Karr

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: January 2010

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes


The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—Mary Karr’s sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times).
Mary Karr’s bestselling, unforgettable sequel to her beloved memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry—and one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year—Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live.
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” in its Top 10 Books of 2009 Citation. Michiko Kakutani calls it “a book that lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” in her New York Times review. And Susan Cheever states, simply, that Lit is “the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years.'
In addition to the New York Times, Lit was named a Best Book of 2009 by the New Yorker (Reviewer Favorite), Entertainment Weekly (Top 10), Time (Top 10), the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Seattle Times.


  • Joan B.

    This is one of the most difficult audio books yet, I've listened. The narrator speaks entirety too fast, not able to comprehend what's being said and, the sound robotic. I allowed the book to play, but I am extremely disappointed in the quality!

  • Stacy Strong

    Love Mary Karr. A wonderful blend of funny and heart wrenching.

  • Anonymous

    I rarely return a book without listening to it. Did not make it through the first disk.

  • Bobbie

    I had heard good things about this book. The content interested me. The author who is also the narrator, drove me crazy ! Very monotone voice, no inflection or emotion. I really couldn't finish it due to the author's poor telling of her own story. Maybe reading it would have been better then listening to it.

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