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Smashed: Growing Up a Drunk Girl. Koren Zailckas

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Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye- opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas's story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics?yet?but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment.

With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, ?Where are we Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.

?Gripping... one of the best accounts of addiction, the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America. A.? ?Entertainment Weekly

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A compelling and moving memoir of an adolescence driven and shaped by alcohol. It follows in the tradition of bestselling memoirs such as "Prozac Nation" and "Out Of The Dark". Binge-drinking amongst women is a hot subject and this addresses all the major issues.

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ice_hilarious22, November 21, 2006 (view all comments by ice_hilarious22)
An Unforgetable tale of ones struggle to fine her self. With alcohol as her safe gate Koren will test her limits with boys, drungs, school, and even more alcohol.
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ISBN:
9780091905606
Author:
Zailckas, Koren
Publisher:
Ebury Press
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , A compelling and moving memoir of an adolescence driven and shaped by alcohol. It follows in the tradition of bestselling memoirs such as "Prozac Nation" and "Out Of The Dark". Binge-drinking amongst women is a hot subject and this addresses all the major issues.

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