Drinking

Drinking

A Love Story

Book - 1996
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Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.
Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing, c1996.
ISBN: 9780385315548
0385315546
0385315511
Branch Call Number: 362.292092 Knapp 3701 1
Characteristics: xvi, 286 pages ; 22 cm.

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Fionaenzo
May 10, 2014

Excellent book. Gifted writer who died too young from lung cancer.

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chgarland
May 10, 2014

This book should be read by anyone whose life has been touched by an alcoholic. I was greatly disappointed to learn that Knapp had died of lung cancer quite a while ago as I wanted to tell her just how much I learned from this book. The book is not purely linear which makes for good storytelling. The characters, her family, friends, lovers, are vividly drawn. Knapp is an excellent writer and what she says here is of enormous value.

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reedstevens
Mar 07, 2011

A tale of a young life wasted drinking day and night. Remarkable how much writing she managed. An alkie's story better appreciated by readers who have been closer to this illness.

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