Book Discussion: “Lit” by Mary Karr
In a gravelly, ground-glass-under-your-heel voice that can take you from laughter to awe in a few sentences, Karr has written the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years.
–Susan Cheever, New York Times Book Review
And this, from Bookmarks Magazine:
“Reviewers agreed that while Karr’s memoir could have succumbed to the pitfalls of the addiction-recovery memoir, it rises above the genre. Juicy, evocative, confessional, poetic, and often darkly humorous, Lit recounts Karr’s dark past in an intimate, easy style. While critics considered Lit a seamless addition to her previous memoirs, some expressed surprise that it takes a religious turn. A few also commented that the memoir is tamer and less dramatic than Liar’s Club and that it contains some abstract sections about Karr’s relationships. But in the end, Karr—one of our finest memoirists—remains ‘unswerving in her determination to face the past and, if possible, transcend it’ (San Francisco Chronicle).”
So, have you read Lit? Please, join the conversation below.