Drink

  • by Ann Dowsett Johnston
  • Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls.
With the feminist revolution, women have closed the gender gap in their professional and educational lives. They have also achieved equality with men in more troubling areas as well. In the U.S. alone, the rates of alcohol abuse among women have skyrocketed in the past decade. DUIs, 'drunkorexia' (choosing to limit eating to consume greater quantities of alcohol), and health problems connected to drinking are all rising - a problem exacerbated by the alcohol industry itself.
Battling for women's dollars and leisure time, corporations have developed marketing strategies and products targeted exclusively to women. Equally alarming is a recent CDC report showing a sharp rise in binge drinking, putting women and girls at further risk.
As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, interviews with leading researchers, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissecting the psychological, social, and industry factors that have contributed to its rise, and exploring its long-lasting impact on our society and individual lives.

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Customer Reviews

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eye-opener ♡

it was so great to hear from a strong successful woman about her addiction. I feel it certainly helps remove a bit of the stigma of alcohol addiction and addiction in general. Great read!
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- Harmony garcia

Loved it.

Vould not put this one down. A very eye opening story. A great read for everyone.
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- kim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio