Lit A Memoir

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Synopsis

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.

Chapters

  • Chapter 0

    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 1 Part 1

    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 2 Part 1

    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 3 Part 1

    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 4 Part 1

    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 5 Part 1

    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 6 Part 2

    Duration: 33min
  • Chapter 7 Part 2

    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 8 Part 2

    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 9 Part 2

    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 10 Part 2

    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 11 Part 2

    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 12 Part 2

    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 13 Part 2

    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 14 Part 2

    Duration: 16min
  • Chapter 15 Part 2

    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 16 Part 2

    Duration: 17min
  • Chapter 17 Part 2

    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 18 Part 3

    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 19 Part 3

    Duration: 10min
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