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Jan. 18 2010 6:49 AM

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Our critics discuss Lit.

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Mary Karr’s "Lit".

This month, the Audio Book Club discusses Mary Karr's Lit, her third memoir following The Liars' Club and Cherry. An account of her descent into alcoholism and her subsequent emergence from that state, Lit is a "redemption narrative."

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Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.

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Katie Roiphe, professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is the author of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages and In Praise of Messy Lives.

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