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Drinking: A Love Story

by Caroline Knapp

ISBN 0385315511 / 9780385315517 / 0-385-31551-1
Publisher The Dial Press
Language English
Edition 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. [via]