Download e-book for kindle: Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas

Posted by

By Koren Zailckas

ISBN-10: 0143036475

ISBN-13: 9780143036470

ISBN-10: 078656847X

ISBN-13: 9780786568475

Garnering an unlimited volume of awareness from adolescents and oldsters, and from publication dealers around the kingdom, Smashed grew to become a media sensation and a brand new York occasions bestseller. Eye- commencing and totally gripping, Koren Zailckas’s tale is that of millions of women like her who're no longer alcoholics—yet—but who frequently use booze as a shortcut to braveness and a stand-in for common sense. With one stiff sip of Southern convenience on the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the area of consuming. From then on, she is going to drink faithfully, fanatically. In highschool, her experimentation will bring about a belly pumping. In collage, her extra will collapse to a trend of self-poisoning that may develop extra harmful every year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will get up in an strange residence in big apple urban, elbow her good friend who's handed out subsequent to her, and ask, “Where are we?” Smashed is a sober examine how she received there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to gain she needed to cease consuming. Smashed is an fabulous literary debut destined to turn into a vintage. “Gripping... the most effective money owed of dependancy, the school adventure, or maybe what it capacity to be a regular teenage woman in the USA. A.” –Entertainment Weekly

Show description

Read Online or Download Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood PDF

Similar addiction & recovery books

Download e-book for iPad: Encyclopedia of Psychedelics by Peter Stafford

Strains the heritage of using hallucinogenic medicinal drugs and discusses the mental and actual results of LSD, marijuana, mescaline, and different medicines.

Download PDF by Barbara P. Kinoy: Eating Disorders

-- Lisa W. move, girls and well-being

Professor J. Bryan Page, Professor Merrill Singer's Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social PDF

Comprehending Drug Use, the 1st full-length severe review of using ethnographic tools in drug learn, synthesizes a couple of hundred years of research at the human stumble upon with psychotropic medicinal drugs. J. Bryan web page and Merrill Singer create a finished exam of the entire box of drug ethnography-methodology that includes entry to the hidden global of drug clients, the social areas they widespread, and the bigger structural forces that aid build their worlds.

Substance Abuse as Symptom: A Psychoanalytic Critique of by Louis S. Berger PDF

What can psychoanalysis give a contribution to an realizing of the etiology, therapy, and prevention of substance abuse? the following, Louis Berger contests either the orthodox view of substance abuse as a "disease" explicable in the clinical version, and the modern dissenting view that substance abuse is a behavior controllable in the course of the "willpower" fostered via superficial remedy methods.

Extra info for Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Sample text

I say nothing. Natalie promises to get me drunk when she comes home for winter break. But the interval seems unreasonable, and it doesn’t console me. I think, Even star-crossed Juliet got to marry Romeo and take him to bed in a single day. Likewise, I’ve been through the ceremony of my first drink. Now I am ready to consummate it by drinking faster, drinking more. Nights, before I go to sleep, I try to imagine what being drunk feels like. I’m not sure why, but I decide the sensation must have weight.

But in a group, you are taught to feel stronger, like the sum of your parts. Gradually, you forget your anxieties and reservations. You practice the buddy system. You falsely believe that tragedy cannot single you out. Drinking brandy with Billie and the boys feels like booking a passage on the Titanic. The thought that we are all going down together consoles me. ” and Billie and me sipping brandy if we have. In my case, this game is perversely embarrassing; which is to say, I’m not embarrassed by what I’ve done, but by how little.

Sometimes she includes goofy pictures she thinks I’ll appreciate. In one she wears a sequined tutu and looks resentful. In another, she kisses a moose head on the cheek. There is something reassuring about every letter I get from Margaret. She isn’t just a testament to my ability to be liked.

Download PDF sample

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas

by Ronald

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 49 votes