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In her fourth collection of poems, self-described black-belt sinner Mary Karr traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote “Give me chastity, Lord—but not yet!” has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"Sinners Welcome" is an edgy, cogent, and brilliant piece of work. Her poetry connects to my amygdala!Published 4 days ago by David M. Barnet
My first encounter with Mary Karr was probably not a good introduction...so I will try to read something else of hers before forming an opinion. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J X Landi
Beautiful product and beautiful service. I am pleased with everything.Published 10 months ago by James Plackner
Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! Her brilliantly written autobiographies (3 of them!) apparently cleverly concealed a poet of extraordinary talent. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anne K. Heck
This is poetry deep and turthful; no fancy words or complicated structure; just poetry carved down to its essense - each word is 'organic' to the whole - no other words would work... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Jeffrey L. Barbalics
I really love Mary Kay's writing .I love the poems that are biographical, autobiographical and ones that I just plain relate to . Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Elizabeth D. Retallack