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Drinking A Love Story (Paperback)

Author:  Caroline Knapp
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385315546
ISBN-13: 9780385315548
Sku: 30054895
Publish Date: 6/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  304
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A journalist describes her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic, explaining how she used alcohol to escape the realities of life and personal relationships, until a series of personal crises forced her to confront her problem. Reprint. 90,000 first printing. *Author: Knapp, Caroline *Subtitle: A Love Story *Publication Date: 1997/06/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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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.In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir of her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic, Caroline Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. "Presents just enough science and provides a wrenching inner look at what this disease and the recovery from it feels like".--"San Francisco Chronicle"."It happened this way: I fell in love and then, because the love was ruining everything I cared about, I had to fall out." So begins Drinking: A Love Story, journalist Caroline Knapp's brave and powerful memoir of her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic. Knapp writes that she loved liquor the way she loved bad men and, like all tragic love stories, hers is a tale of seduction and betrayal, a testament to the alluring but ultimately destructive powers of addiction.
Caroline Knapp is a successful, Ivy League educated, award-winning columnist and editor--and an alcoholic. In this book, she reconciles her childhood experiences and her self-image as a powerful and capable professional with the inescapable fact of her alcoholism, and the eventual sobriety that AA meetings have finally granted her.


"This remarkable book is far more than an addiction-and-recovery tale. Knapp doesn't see herself as a victim, and she refuses to blame anyone else for her problems....She is a rare writer, with a sophisticated, beautifully controlled style. 'Drinking' not only describes a triumph; it is one." - Laura Shapiro 05/20/1996

Kirkus Reviews
"...a soul-baring memoir with cogent insights into the nightmarish world of addiction." 04/15/1996

Boston Book Review
"Her straightforward, lyrical, utterly unself-pitying memoir is testimony to the fact that alcoholism is a democratic disease..." - Kate Tuttle July/August 1996

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