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Drinking: A Love Story

  • List Price: $16.00
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  • Seller:Breakout Publications
  • Sales Rank:11,758
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:304
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:May 12, 1997
  • MPN:BK0002753419
  • ISBN:0385315546
  • EAN:9780385315548
  • ASIN:0385315546
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.
Amazon.com Review
The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper-class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist. Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well-to-do parents pushed her toward anexoria and then alcoholism. Fittingly, it was literature that saved her: She found inspiration in Pete Hamill's A Drinking Life and sobered up. Her tale is spiced with the characters she's known along the way.

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