Reading Memoirs @ the Southfield Public Library
The Creecy Book Discussion Group will discuss Drinking: a Love Story by Caroline Knapp at their June meeting. Discussions about this book will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room and also at 7 p.m. in the Southfield Room.
Freelance journalist Knapp began drinking in her early teens and continued unabatedly until she "hit bottom" in 1995 and checked herself into rehab at the age of 36. During that time she managed to graduate with honors from Brown and have a successful career as a journalist and few people suspected she had a problem with the bottle. Here she recounts the years of denial that helped her rationalize the blackouts, innumerable hangovers, broken relationships and family tensions characteristic of the alcoholic's story.
Knapp interweaves her personal history with factual information about alcohol abuse, including frequent references to the AA meetings she's attended. Here's a confession utterly devoid of self-pity, an extraordinarily lucid and very well-written personal account of a common addiction that is filled with insights as well as comprehensible treatment of the subject.
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