Drinking

Drinking

Drinking

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. It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery.”—The New York Times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one.”—Newsweek

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Caroline Knapp
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 1999-08-02
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780440334088


Drinking

Drinking

The author provides a candid memoir of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol, explaining how and why she became an alcoholic and her struggle to live without an alcoholic crutch.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Caroline Knapp
Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : 9780385315548


Mindful Drinking

Mindful Drinking

Everybody knows they should drink a bit less, but good intentions are hard to keep. MINDFUL DRINKING: HOW CUTTING DOWN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE shows not only why you should, but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever. Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt frustrated with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass? The emotional pull of alcohol is strong, but Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help us cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol. Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing four step plan: The Problem, The Incentive, The Clean Break and The End Game. Drinking less will improve your mood, your skin and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety for the long term.

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Author : ROSAMUND. DEAN
Publisher :
Release : 2019-12-26
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1409184897


Drinking

Drinking

The author provides a candid memoir of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol, explaining how and why she became an alcoholic and her struggle to live without an alcoholic crutch.

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Genre : Alcoholics
Author : Caroline Knapp
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : 9780385315548


Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Warswhen only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carrie Fisher
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-02
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781471101090


Heavy Drinking

Heavy Drinking

A noted expert on alcoholism and addiction discusses his ideas on alcohol abuse, many of which counter current medical thinking, including a rejection of the idea of alcoholism as a disease, and also offers alternative treatments.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Herbert Fingarette
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1989-06-21
Total Pages : 195 Pages
ISBN : 9780520067547


Stop Drinking Now

Stop Drinking Now

READ STOP DRINKING NOW AND BECOME A HAPPY NONDRINKER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Allen Carr's Easyway a global phenomenon. It has helped millions of smokers from all over the world. Stop Drinking Now applies Allen Carr's Easyway method to problem drinking. By explaining why you feel the need to drink and, with simple step-by-step instructions to set you free, he shows you how to escape from the alcohol trap. • A UNIQUE METHOD THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE WILLPOWER • REMOVES THE DESIRE TO DRINK ALCOHOL • STOP EASILY, IMMEDIATELY AND PAINLESSLY • REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE What people say about Allen Carr's Easyway method: "The Allen Carr program was nothing short of a miracle." Anjelica Huston "It was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction." Sir Anthony Hopkins "His skill is in removing the psychological dependence" The Sunday Times

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Allen Carr
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release : 2014-11-17
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781784280567


On Drinking

On Drinking

The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer’s best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed “dirty old man,” Bukowski used alcohol as muse and as fuel, a conflicted relationship responsible for some of his darkest moments as well as some of his most joyful and inspired. In On Drinking, Bukowski expert Abel Debritto has collected the writer’s most profound, funny, and memorable work on his ups and downs with the hard stuff—a topic that allowed Bukowski to explore some of life’s most pressing questions. Through drink, Bukowski is able to be alone, to be with people, to be a poet, a lover, and a friend—though often at great cost. As Bukowski writes in a poem simply titled “Drinking,”: “for me/it was or/is/a manner of/dying/with boots on/and gun/smoking and a/symphony music background.” On Drinking is a powerful testament to the pleasures and miseries of a life in drink, and a window into the soul of one of our most beloved and enduring writers.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Charles Bukowski
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-02-12
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780062857958


Learning About Drinking

Learning About Drinking

The contributors to the book explore the complex arrayof indiviudal and social factors that impact the development of drinking patterns.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Eleni Houghton
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1583913165


Take Control Of Your Drinking And You May Not Need To Quit

Take Control Of Your Drinking And You May Not Need To Quit

Offers guidelines so readers can decide whether to try to moderate their drinking or to choose abstinence. He provides a contract for moderate drinking in which readers decide what they will drink, how often and how much they will drink and the situations they need to avoid.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Michael S. Levy
Publisher :
Release : 2007-10-15
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000062420815