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Lit: A Memoir [Lit:一部回忆录]

所属栏目: Biography

点    击: 306

作    者:Mary Karr

小说大小:1.4 MB

推荐等级:2级

整理时间:2009-12-17

内容简介

Award-winning poet and memoirist Mary Karr will read from and sign her new memoir Lit , the long-awaited sequel to her New York Times bestselling memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry. In her new book, Karr chronicles her descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness, and her astonishing resurrection. A recollection of her struggle to come to terms with her Christian faith after years as an agnostic, Lit explores the relationship between spirituality and substance abuse and depression. It is also about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; and learning to write by learning to live.

Product Description

The Liars' Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, "continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal" (Entertainment Weekly). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness--and to her astonishing resurrection.

Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting blueblood 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," with an oddball tribe of gurus and saviors, awakens her to the possibility of joy and leads her to an unlikely faith. Not since Saint Augustine cried, "Give me chastity, Lord-but not yet!" has a conversion story rung with such dark hilarity.

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.

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