- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial (June 29, 2010)
One of the most critically acclaimed books of the year is out now in paperback—Mary Karr’s sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars’ Club and Cherry is “as humble and funny as it is beautiful” (Time).
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.
“Searing. . . . [Karr] has written a book that lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go. . . . [Lit] explores the subjectivity of memory even as it chronicles with searching intelligence, humor and grace the author’s slow, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes painful discovery of her vocation and her voice as a poet and writer. . . . Karr writes with such intensity and poetry. . . . This struggle to reconcile her past and present, her family and her future, is the steel-wired ribbon that not only runs through this affecting book, but that also connects it to Ms. Karr’s two earlier memoirs-the bright, elastic thread on which she so deftly strings the colored beads of her tumultuous life.”
— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Mary Karr is an award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist. She is the author of Lit, the long-awaited sequel to her critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry. A born raconteur, she brings to her lectures and talks the same wit, irreverence, joy, and sorrow found in her poetry and prose. A sought-after speaker, Karr has given distinguished talks at prestigious universities, libraries, and writers’ festivals, including Harvard University, Oxford University, Princeton University, Brown University, Syracuse University (“On Salmon Rushdie” with Salmon Rushdie), the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, the Folger Library (Poetry Society of America/Emily Dickinson Lecture), The New Yorker Literary Festival, PEN/Faulkner, and the Festival of Faith and Writing. Karr welcomes conversation with her audience and she is known for her spirited, lively, and engaging Q&A sessions.
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Mary Karr TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Wednesday, July 7th: Book Club Classics
Monday, July 12th: Rundpinne
Wednesday, July 14th: Nonsuch Books
Thursday, July 15th: Fizzy Thoughts
Thursday, July 22ed: The Girl from the Ghetto
Tuesday, July 27th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Wednesday, July 28th: Chefdruck Musings
Thursday, July 29th: Raging Bibliomania
Friday, July 30th: Chick Lit Reviews.com
Monday, August 2nd: The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness
Tuesday, August 3rd: Absorbed in Words
Wednesday, August 4th: Sasha and the Silverfish
Thursday, August 5th: Tales of a Capricious Reader
The Girl from the Ghetto says
I am dying to read this book, just saw her on 20/20 tonight. May I review it for you?
This was truly one of the best books of last year. A story you couldn’t stop reading-written in such a beautiful poetic way. If you didn’t get to read Mary Karr’s Lit in hardcover you just simply must read it now. The book is cathartic and redemptive.