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Lit: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Karr

Narrated By: Mary Karr

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: January 2010

Duration: 12 hours 32 minutes


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.


  • 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.