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Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor, " a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.
"Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery."--The New York Times
"Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one."--Newsweek
Double Life I
In Vodka Veritas
Double Life II
Where to Get Help
About the Author
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ISBN: 9780385315548 ISBN-10: 0385315546 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 258 Published: 1st June 1997 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.27