• by Caroline Knapp
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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As a former heavy drinker and now sober for 2 years I was able to relate to not all but some of her story. Some of my questions were answered and my feelings made sense. I had moments when I would nod my head in agreement and sometimes I could say, not me. Overall it helped in some parts of my life that I wasn't alone in the journey of being and staying sober.
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- Jamie

The very best

I've been reading a lot of addiction memoirs recently and for me, an analytical woman who sometimes overthinks things, this one was the absolute best. Knapp is so graceful and insightful in her introspection. I found myself nodding constantly and saying aloud, "yes! Yes!" to so many things she says. Things I've always thought about myself but never been able to put into words. Thank you Ms. Knapp for this amazing, artful work.
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- Jessica Yas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios