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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood - Koren Zailckas
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
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Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not... show more
Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143036470 (0143036475)
ASIN: 143036475
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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MarginMan
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4.0 Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
3 1/2Reviewed it when I read it a few years ago. Upon reading that review recently, I didn't like it. So I deleted it.
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
Okay, finally made it through this book. Part of the blurb on the cover states..."what it means to be an average teenage girl in America." So I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at how average this memoir was. I felt like I was reading a teenage girl's diary. and then we went to a party and I go...
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