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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Much needed woman's recovery story

It began a little slowly for me, but after the first couple of chapters, I was more into it. Very good story. I thought I would be bored with all the medical facts, but the interviews with various people in the field were some of the best gems. I have listened to the last chapter more than once. Encouraging.
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- Cellowoman

Excellent message

What made the experience of listening to Drink the most enjoyable?

This was a fabulous book recommended by The Huffington Post as a great read of 2016. I loved it... and it empowered me to quit drinking. I am grateful I stumbled upon it!


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- Leahmgordon

Book Details

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