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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Smashed Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Author: Koren Zailckas
From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, twenty-four-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual." With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas descr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670033768
ISBN-10: 0670033766
Publication Date: 2/7/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 162 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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LMM avatar reviewed Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on + 155 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Mostly a "drunk-ologue", no real reflection on the underlying issues and implications of her behavior. Zailckas was only sober 6 months or so when she wrote this, so don't expect a triumphant story of overcoming her addiction. "Drinking: A Love Story" is much better.
reviewed Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I'm not sure what to think of this book. In places it made me laugh thinking back on old college days, but mostly I was disgusted. I can't imagine how she made it through college. The book just goes on and on about how much she drank. I think I would have gotten the point in half of the pages.
SuzanneB avatar reviewed Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on
Helpful Score: 4
Brave and quite unflattering retelling of the young author's destructive relationship with alcohol. Just when the reader tires of the author's zillionth hangover description, she makes it a worthwhile read in the last 2 chapters. A highly recommended read both for teens and for those who care about them.
reviewed Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I thought this was a great book and finished it in a couple of days. The portrayal of binge drinking for women in theis age group was dead-on. I felt like this story could have been mine or that of many close friends. Puts into perspective the "normality" of getting smashed everyday until you get that wake-up call.
cloverluv avatar reviewed Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on + 129 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Slightly depressing, but good for soon-to-be college students to read. A small taste of real life for them.
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Hmm... Interesting, yet very helpful. All my friends have become addicted to alcohol, but I read this book and quit drinking. I have been sober ever since.


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