“Your mother rolls her eyes at the cat lapping grapefruit juice, says, 'Everything that comes into this house is crazy - whether we choose them for that or they get that way, I don't know.”

Cherry - Mary Karr

It took me a while to get into the story...but much like Liars Club, the story wants to be heard. The fact that it is her life and she is sharing it with you makes it a very intimate process. Full of sad moments, funny ones, and a whole bunch of are your serious moments. While Mary Karr takes you through her adolescences and many of her "firsts" you find yourself comparing tragedies and successes, even though it is completely different from any experience you've ever had. I enjoyed the book and thank Mary Karr for allowing me the privileged of walking down memory lane with her.