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By Caroline Knapp

ISBN-10: 0385315511

ISBN-13: 9780385315517

ISBN-10: 0385315546

ISBN-13: 9780385315548

ISBN-10: 1501264095

ISBN-13: 9781501264092

Fifteen million american citizens a yr are plagued with alcoholism. 5 million of them are ladies. lots of them, like Caroline Knapp, begun of their early youth and commenced to take advantage of alcohol as "liquid armor," the way to shield themselves opposed to the tricky realities of existence. during this terribly candid and revealing memoir, Knapp bargains very important insights not just approximately alcoholism, yet approximately existence itself and the way we learn how to deal with it.

It was once love first and foremost sight. The beads of moisture on a calming bottle. the best way the glasses clinked and the dialog flowed. Then it grew to become obsession. the best way she concealed her bottles at the back of her lover's fridge. the way in which she slipped from the dinner desk to the rest room, from paintings to the bar. after which, like such a lot of love tales, it fell aside. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol.

Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank via her yeras at an Ivy League collage, and during an award-winning profession as an editor and columnist. Publicly she used to be a dutiful daughter, a cosmopolitan expert. Privately she used to be consuming herself into oblivion. This startlingly sincere memoir lays naked the secrecy, family members myths, and damaging relationships that move hand in hand with ingesting. And it truly is, chiefly, a love tale for our times—full of ardour and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a overcome the soreness and deception that mark an alcoholic life. 

Praise for Drinking

“Quietly relocating . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us along with her heady description of alcohol's attract and its devastating hold.”Los Angeles instances booklet Review

“Filled with hard-won knowledge . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Eloquent . . . a amazing workout in self-discovery.”The long island Times

Drinking not merely describes triumph; it really is one.”Newsweek

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