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One of the most honest, non-judgmental books about women and drinking I’ve ever come across. Women’s relationships with alcohol are many faceted, and this book hits all the angles.
Some, like the opening story by Pam Houston of several of her parents’s drunken car-crashes over the years of her childhood, are horrifying. Others explore the joys of drunken bonding with friends. Asra Nomani writes of attitudes hypocrisies in the American Muslim community.
Superlative writing from fine authors who aren’t afraid of examining their lives and relationships with alcohol.
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What could Leah Odze Epstein (editor) and Caren Osten Gerszberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
This book focused on the negative impacts of drinking. There are no tales here about mint juleps with friends, and Margarita Monday's in college. If drinking isn't for you or maybe you just want to drink less- this book will reaffirm that idea.
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The one star is a little harsh. Some of these short stories are well written and interesting but they did not make up for more than half of them being boring and depressing.
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