The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
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The classic tale of one man’s struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature.

It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another, and then another, until he’s in the midst of what becomes a five-day binge. The Lost Weekend moves with unstoppable speed, propelled by a heartbreaking but unflinching truth. It catapulted Charles Jackson to fame, and endures as an acute study of the ravages of alcoholism, as well as an unforgettable parable of the condition of the modern man.
 

About Charles Jackson

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Charles Jackson was the author of three other novels and two short story collections. He died in 1968.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Vintage. 274 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Travel. Fiction

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In this new edition of Jackson’s groundbreaking, autobiographical 1944 novel, we meet Don Birnam, a charming, handsome, 33-year-old alcoholic who has just abandoned a fragile three-day sobriety. Don’s

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