Drinking: A Love Story

Caroline Knapp (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Dial Press
Publish Date
May 12, 1997
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.36 X 0.72 X 8.06 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385315548

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About the Author

Caroline Knapp was a contributor at New Woman magazine and a regular columnist at The Boston Phoenix, and her work has appeared in Mademoiselle, The New York Times, and numerous international magazines. She is also the author of Alice K's Guide to Life and Pack of Two. Caroline Knapp died in 2002 at the age of 42.

Reviews

"Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery."--The New York Times

"Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one."--Newsweek