Lit by Mary Karr

() Depressed daughter of a bipolar alcoholic, Karr becomes an alcoholic herself. However, this does not hinder her writing success.

She publishes many works, and wins multiple awards, all while teaching at a local university.

Her stint in the mental ward saves her life. She also writes about developing her family, and the eventual separation between her and her husband. Also, about her recovery from alcoholism. This healing process, along with her son’s inquiries, leads her to finding a higher power. She develops strong beliefs in Catholicism that then guide her forward.

It’s a sweet, unfocused memoir which is worth looking at, but not to seek out.


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