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Note Found in a Bottle: My Life as a Drinker

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Note Found in a Bottle is a frank and personal story about a way of life and marriage defined by alcohol, elegantly told by one of America's most gifted writers, the author of the much acclaimed Home Before Dark.

Born into a world ruled and defined by the cocktail hour, in which the solution to any problem could be found in a dry martini or another glass of wine, Susan Cheever led a life both charmed and damned. She and her father, the celebrated writer John Cheever, were deeply affected and troubled by alcohol.

Addressing for the first time the profound effects that alcohol had on her life, in shaping her relationships with men and in influencing her as a writer, Susan Cheever has written a memoir that is shocking and revealing. She tells of her childhood obsession with the niceties of cocktails and all that they implied — sociability, sophistication, status — of college days spent drinking beer and cheap wine, of her three failed marriages, in which alcohol was the inescapable component, of a way of life that brought her perilously close to the edge.

Sober now, Susan Cheever looks back on that life with clear-eyed candor, in a book about recovery that is both wrenching and ultimately inspiring.

About the Author

Susan Cheever is the author of eight books, including the novel Looking for Work and Home Before Dark, a best-selling memoir about her father. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Drinking with Daddy

2. Thunderbird off the Coast of Maine

3. The Weight of Air

4. First Love

5. We Are Always True to Brown

6. Graduation

7. Rocky Mountain Buzz

8. Drinking and the Romantic Imagination

9. Alabama 1965; Mississippi 1966

10. Fear

11. Note Found in a Bottle

12. Bow Wow

13. Beechwood

14. Parties in New York City

15. Living with the Dead

16. Fighting

17. Expatriates

18. Journalism

19. San Francisco

20. Warren After Dark

21. Opposites

22. Tais-Toi

23. Champagne

24. "I really want a drink."

25. Sarah

26. I Stop; I Start

27. The Sand at the Heart of the Pearl

28. Quad

29. The Mitchell Brothers

30. Stopping Again, Again

31. Healing

32. The Places I Went

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684804323
Subtitle:
My Life as a Drinker, a Memoir
Author:
Cheever, Susan
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Cheever, Susan
Subject:
Alcoholics -- Biography.
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990108
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.75x5.82x.82 in. .84 lbs.

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