Smashed Story of a Drunken Girlhood

ISBN-10: 0143036475
ISBN-13: 9780143036470
Edition: 2006
Authors: Koren Zailckas
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashedbecame a media sensation and a New York Timesbestseller. Eye- opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckass story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholicsyetbut who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, Where are we? Smashedis a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashedis an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic. Gripping... one of the best accounts of addiction, the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America. A. Entertainment Weekly

Nour Al'Deen is a native of Virginia who moved to the Sunshine State, FL, with her husband, Ahmad Ballout, continues her creative writing in fiction, and non-fiction. She enjoys cooking, reading, writing, crocheting, and sewing. In addition, she volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Obama for America Campaign, and arts/crafts project for the community.

Preface
Initiation
First Taste
First Waste
First Offense
Coma Girl
The Usual
All You Can Drink
Greek Mythology
Excess
You're Pretty When I'm Drunk
Love in the Time of Liquor
Beer Tears
Abuse
Ascent and Descent
Liquid Heart
The End Has No End
The Still-to-Learn

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