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From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, twenty-four-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes the usual. With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas describes her first sip at fourteen, alcohol poisoning at sixteen, a blacked-out sexual experience at nineteen, total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at twenty-two, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between.

Zailckas's unflinching candor and exquisite analytical eye gets to the meaning beneath the seeming banality of girls' getting drunk. She persuades us that her story is the story of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics-yet-but who use booze as a short cut to courage, a stand-in for good judgment, and a bludgeon for shyness, each of them failing to see how their emotional distress, unarticulated hostility, and depression are entangled with their socially condoned binging.

Like the contemporary masterpieces The Liars' Club, Autobiography of a Face, and Jarhead, Smashed is destined to become a classic. A crucial book for any woman who has succumbed to oblivion through booze, or for anyone ready to face the more subtle repercussions of their own chronic over-drinking or of someone they love, Smashed is an eye-opening, wise, and utterly gripping achievement.

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A twenty-four-year-old survivor of alcoholism recounts her journey from teen experimentation to binge drinking, during which she endured depression, rage, sexual exploitation, and troubled relationships before making the decision to heal.

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ISBN:
9781606401415
Author:
Zailckas, Koren
Publisher:
Tantor Audio Pa
Read by:
Archer, Ellen
Read:
Archer, Ellen
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Subject:
Biography - General
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.00x4.70x1.20 in. .35 lbs.

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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