• by Mary Karr
  • Narrated by Mary Karr
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Mary Karr, author of the best selling The Liar's Club, comes the gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. In edgy, brilliant prose, Cherry takes listeners to a place never explored with such candor. Parts will leave you gasping with laughter. But its soaring close proves that from even the smokiest beginnings a solid self can form, one capable of facing down all manner of monsters.


What the Critics Say

"Energized by Karr's sharp wit, this tale of Texas adolescence reads like a fast-paced novel." (Kirkus Reviews)
"As [Carr] takes on the risks of adolescence with a frightening bravado, you'll gasp at her survival - and perhaps your own." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Thoughtful and entertaining

It doesn't surprise me that someone who likes The Fountainhead would not appreciate this book. The author describes her tween and teen years, with an emphasis on her developing relationships with friends and boys and the world around her. Her words are worldly yet unpretentious. On the other hand, Rand's wacky stuff is about the 'wisdom' of selfishness in a cruel fantasy world. This book is about a real, flawed, human being dealing with other real, flawed, human beings. And the author's voice is quite pleasant and engaging, to my ear!
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- J

Mary Karr's voice makes the story come alive

As one who grew up in the same era as Mary Karr (albeit not in East Texas), I loved this book and Ms. Karr's ability to resurrect memories of that time that I'd long forgotten. She also gets beneath the surface of what her characters are saying to reveal what they really mean. Unlike another reviewer, I found Ms. Karr's reading to be a benefit, not a detraction. Highly recommended.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2000
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks