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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She also claims that she was one of the lucky ones and nothing really bad happened to her while intoxicated. She wrote the screenplay with her sister. I figured I'd like it as a given. Senior Katie Martin has her eyes on winning the state championship in field hockey. by Margaret K. McElderry Books. Smashed is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading it. It's just my type of book. Koren is a "regular" girl with no past history of abuse of mental illness, but it is that which makes this story important, because it poses the question, why are so many "normal" girls being self destructive with alcohol at such a young age? Smashed: Story Of A Drunken Childhood is Koren Zailckas memoir on her abuse of alcohol from adolescence up to the age of twenty-three. Senior Katie Martin has her eyes on winning the state championship in field hockey. During my time reading this book, my opinions would often change. The writing is simple and that makes it a fast read but the plot was all over the place. Zailckas claims that this first time didn't turn her into an addict, but started her love affair with the bottle that changes her personality. I appreciate her debunking many myths about alcohol use among adolescent girls and women. I actually should have known from the tone of the Introduction that I might not like it but the opening few chapters were engaging ... Читати огляд повністю, At times, I was totally captured by this book at other times I was a little lost. it's easy to read yet vivid and insightful. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in the beginning. I think she nails it. While her experiences with alcohol aren’t unusual, I think her underlying motivations are. That was when I saw where someone could compare this book to the classic novel, Speak. I also don't know how she suddenly found so much clarity after quitting drinking for like a month. Zailckas didn't agree with what the psychologists and the sociologists, the clinicians and the statisticians had to say, which was: "girls today are drinking more because they're just so damn liberated, because they're bursting with confidence and girl power, because they believe they can match boys everywhere, including the bar." I don't think we always look beneath the surface of women like this because superficially they seem to be fine, though mentally and emotionally they may be deeply suffering. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood is a memoir written in 2005 by American writer Koren Zailckas and published by Viking Press. Start by marking “Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Avoid at all costs. HAHA. I hate this girl.
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