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Author Karr, Mary.

Title Lit: a memoir [Hoopla electronic resource] / Mary Karr.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Mary Karr.
Summary 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Karr, Mary -- Mental health.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Recovering alcoholics -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Mental illness -- United States -- Case studies. -- Sound recordings.
Alcoholism -- United States -- Case studies. -- Sound recordings.
Karr, Mary -- Childhood and youth.
Karr, Mary -- Family.
Dysfunctional families -- Texas. -- Sound recordings.
Texas -- Biography.
Added Author Raudman, Renée. Narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9780061901584 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
006190158X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11586459
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