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ISBN10: 0385315546
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Soon after its release, Caroline Knapp's Drinking: A Love Story became one of America's most talked about bestsellers. In frank, arresting scenes, Knapp chronicles her personal battle with alcoholism, a dangerous seduction begun when she was just fourteen years old. As she pieces together memories such as her fathers fame in the field of psychiatry though he could not address his own household's dysfunction, she creates a family portrait that speaks to anyone coping with a painful past, even those for whom addiction was not a factor. Tracing the patterns of secrecy and self-deception that seeped into every aspect of her life, including her volatile relationships with men, Knapp ultimately leads us through her extraordinary journey to sobriety. A memoir of healing and hope, this is a classic in its category-a true lifeline for millions of readers.

An important book for anyone carrying the burden of addiction or anyone struggling to reach out to a loved one who is in jeopardy, Knapp's story delivers an unflinchingly honest, inspiring voice. The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Caroline Knapp's Drinking: A Love Story. We hope they will enrich your experience of this provocative memoir.

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Nicole Gustas, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Nicole Gustas)
Though this was highly recommended to me, I was hesitant to read it, expecting a Lifetime movie of a book. Instead, I found Knapp compelling and hard-edged. She laid out her sometimes harrowing story in a way that was clear, strong and never once asked for pity. It was a very fast read and so well-written that despite the devastating tale it made me wish the book were longer.
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Kim Steffey, January 10, 2011 (view all comments by Kim Steffey)
One of the best books ever!!
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Anne K, August 8, 2006 (view all comments by Anne K)
If you are struggling with your drinking, I urge you to read this book. Especially if you're a middle/upper-middle class, employed, college-educated woman. I think you'll be able to identify on a deep level. I know I did.

I know this sounds dramatic, but this book helped save my life. I bought it 4 years ago, read it in one day, then went to my first AA meeting shortly afterwards. I haven't had a drink since and my life has changed beyond what I expected.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385315548
Author:
Knapp, Caroline
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Recovering alcoholics
Subject:
Knapp, Caroline
Subject:
Alcoholism -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Recovering alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Subject:
Alcoholism -- United States.
Subject:
Alcoholics -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.72 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Delta - English 9780385315548 Reviews:
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Drinking: A Love Story is about Caroline Knapp's struggle with alcoholism and getting sober after 20 years of hard drinking. This book spoke to me personally and parallels my life closely. Knapp's writing is so stark and honest that anyone in recovery will see themselves in this book.

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