Girl Walks Out of a Bar

  • by Lisa F. Smith
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 fa├žade of success lies the reality of addiction.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Helped my real struggle with alcohol.

I could not stop listening to this book. I started it on the way to a meeting and listened more on the way to the office. By the time I arrived at the office I had resolved to contact my health insurance company to find a qualifying IPO. Prior to this book I had no clue how I could even set something like that in motion. The information provided together with the honesty and transparency of the book has saved my life. Thank you for sharing.
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Poorly Narrated and Boring Story Line

What disappointed you about Girl Walks Out of a Bar?

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa F. Smith again?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Hillary Huber?

Absolutely not! Way too monotone.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Girl Walks Out of a Bar?

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.

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- LMG321

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.