Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink - And How They Can Regain Control (Library)

Gabrielle Glaser (Author) Marguerite Gavin (Read by)
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Product Details

Blackstone Audiobooks
Publish Date
September 15, 2013
6.8 X 1.2 X 6.2 inches | 0.61 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Gabrielle Glaser is the author of Strangers to the Tribe and The Nose, as well as a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Mademoiselle, the Economist, Glamour, the Washington Post, and Health, among other publications.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. She has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children's fiction. AudioFile magazine says, "Marguerite Gavin...has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion."


That so many American women stand at the edge of a liquid cliff is a surprising and scary problem that Gabrielle Glaser illuminates powerfully. For those who have a loved one standing there, you will find hope here.

-- "Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of Half the Sky"

Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors...and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation...Bound to stir controversy.

-- "People"

Glaser approaches [her topic] with investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis.

-- "Boston Globe"

Insightful and provocative.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

[A] well-reported, well-written book...Glaser will also raise eyebrows.

-- "Booklist"

An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality 'whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real' and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Her Best-Kept Secret reveals the existence of an epidemic with profound implications for women and their loved ones. This compassionate yet authoritative book explains why millions of ordinary women are turning to alcohol to handle the strains of daily life-and what they can do about it.

-- "Hilda Hutcherson, MD, bestselling author of What Your Mother Never Told You About S-e-x"