Book Review

Putting down the butcher knife of alcoholism

By Mary Karr
Published by HarperCollins, $25.99

Written with wit and memorable lines, Mary Karr’s Lit offers a searing self-portrait of a woman struggling with the demons inside herself. As she faces down her own dependency on alcohol, her self-doubt and recklessness, she slowly comes to discover the power of prayer and a new relationship with what she calls her H.P., or Higher Power.