Fury by Koren Zailckas
A Memoir

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The author of the New York Times bestseller Smashed "puts a voice to a generation with their own issues with rage" (San Francisco Book Review)

Written when she was just twenty-three, Koren Zailckas's memoir Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood became an iconic, bestselling account of her years as a teenaged blackout binge drinker. Fury picks up where Smashed left off, revealing the toxic legacy of Koren's sobriety. Without alcohol to blur her perspective, Koren finds that her good-girl personality is nothing more than a shroud for unacknowledged anger with the potential to wreak havoc on her life. A sophisticated and deeply personal chronicle, Fury hits a cultural nerve. Blazing a trail toward a healthy, empowered identity, Zailckas will astonish and free a generation of young women.


 

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KOREN ZAILCKAS was twenty-three when she wrote the international bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, a candid and extremely controversial account of her experiences as an underage drinker. The book sparked a national conversation about teenagers and alcohol, earning her literary praise, igniting talk-show debates, and helping to change national policy. Critics described Koren as "gripping," "original," and "brutally honest," and praised Smashed as "one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be a teenage girl in America." As an expert, Koren appeared on programs like 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and Anderson Cooper 360°. As an advocate, she spoke at town-hall meetings in Washington, D.C. In 2007, she helped the U.S. Surgeon General unveil his Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. Koren Zailckas currently lives in the Catskills with her two children and husband, Eamon Hamilton of the indie rock band Brakes.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Penguin Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In the prologue, Zailckas sums up the impetus behind her second memoir: “I set out to write an objective book about modern remedies for anger and I ended up with an achingly personal account of why I went looking for remedies in the first place.” The story begins at the author’s low point—fresh f...

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