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A powerful, brave, and moving memoir of one woman's struggle with alcoholism, a disease that affects fifteen million Americans each year.

"It happened this way: I fell in love and then, because love was destroying everything I cared about, I had to fall out." So begins Caroline Knapp's searing account of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol, the "liquid armor" she used to protect herself from life's painful realities: family tension, social insecurity, fear of intimacy, her parents' deaths. Though she was for twenty years a functioning alcoholic, few would have suspected that beneath her attractive, Ivy League veneer, this successful professional was a young woman who had to drink herself to sleep every night. She thought alcohol gave her the courage to face life. It took her twenty years to admit that drinking only made it more difficult to bear.

Written with warmth, candor, and wisdom, here is one woman's story of addiction and recovery--a story that begins in despair and loneliness, but ends with the hope that within each of us lies the strength to survive in the world without anesthesia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385315517
Subtitle:
A Love Story
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Alcoholics
Publication Date:
June 1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.58x5.80x.99 in. .88 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
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Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Personal Stories

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