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Lit is of Mary Karr’s descent into alcoholism and madness and her astonishing resurrection. Karr longs for a solid family which seems secure when she gets married to a handsome, Shakespeare- quoting poet and gives birth to a son, but she cannot seem to forget her apocalyptic past which makes her reach on the brink of suicide.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is stated as the best book about being a woman in America. It reminds us of how not only compelling personal stories can be but how they can transmute into the highest art.
Read it for
It is about getting drunk and getting sober, becoming a mother by letting go of a mother, learning to write by learning to live and it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up.
Don't read it for
The story is said to be uninteresting because of lack of empathy.