Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload.
Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city's clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach, the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control.
Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.
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Helped my real struggle with alcohol.
- LARECIA R BRISENO
Poorly Narrated and Boring Story Line
This was not a compelling story. There was no real connection to the author-it was really just a telling of events. Time frames jumped around and the narrators voice was so monotone that I spaced out during many parts.
Absolutely not! Way too monotone.
I would have to dissect this question further. I think the author needed to be more present and not just literally telling a story. It was not a memoir, it read like a biography with little emotion.