Drinking by Caroline Knapp
A Love Story

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Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

About Caroline Knapp

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Caroline Knapp was a contributor at "New Woman "magazine and a regular columnist at "The Boston Phoenix," and her work has appeared in "Mademoiselle," "The New York Times," and numerous international magazines. She is also the author of "Alice K's Guide to Life "and "Pack of Two," Caroline Knapp died in 2002 at the age of 42.
Published August 2, 1999 by The Dial Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Boston columnist and New Woman contributing editor Knapp writes with unflinching honesty about her 20 years as an alcoholic, her struggle to overcome the addiction, and the special peril facing women drinkers.

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In a starred review, PW called Knapp's memoir of alcoholism ""extraordinarily lucid"" and ""filled with insights."" (June)

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