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Drinking : A Love Story
Drinking A Love Story
Author: Caroline Knapp
A powerful, brave, and moving memoir of one woman's struggle with alcoholism, a disease which affects fifteen million Americans each  year. — "It happened this way: I fell in love  and then, because love was destroying everything I cared about, I had to fall out." So begins Caroline Knapp's searing account of...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385315517
ISBN-10: 0385315511
Publication Date: 5/2/1996
Pages: 258
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: The Dial Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper-class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist. Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well-to-do parents pushed her toward anexoria and then alcoholism. Fittingly, it was literature that saved her: She found inspiration in Pete Hamill's A Drinking Life and sobered up. Her tale is spiced with the characters she's known along the way.

I enjoyed the book in spite of its dark theme.
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This was a wonderfully written, harrowing account of alcoholism and also a fascinating memoir of a brilliant woman.
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Powerful, beautifully written and well worth reading.
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"a dead honest, beautifully written book that takes you inside the world of alcoholism, and tells you how to get free."- Nan Robertson, author of "Getting Better"