Short story about drinking alcohol

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short story about drinking alcohol

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper-class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist.

Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well-to-do parents pushed her toward anorexia and alcoholism. Fittingly, it was literature that saved her: she found inspiration in Pete Hamills A Drinking Life and sobered up. Her tale is spiced up with the characters she has known along the way.

A journalist describes her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic, explaining how she used alcohol to escape personal relationships and the realities of life until a series of personal crises forced her to confront her problem.
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At 8 years old, I stared out the second-floor window of our apartment.
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Please, now, will you? Come on — give me the bottle. Come on. If you do like that a-way — then what are you going to be like when you go home. All right, drink your fool self to death. She had no business there, she thought, no business trying to help him. Again they struggled, but after this time he sat with his head in his hands awhile, before he turned around once more.

One young man shares his story regarding how an alcohol addiction gripped him in high school and almost ruined the plans he had for his future. When I was very young, I had my sights set on being a teacher. I loved school so much, and I enjoyed all of my classes. Several of my teachers had a positive influence on my life while I was growing up, making it nearly impossible to choose a favorite. I was the kind of kid who enjoyed homework and even stayed after school to work on extra credit. That all continued until I was in high school. Once I became a sophomore, though, everything changed.

At 8 years old, I stared out the second-floor window of our apartment. Children my age played on the playground. The windowpane was warm.
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