Caroline Knapp was a successful woman with her own apartment, a steady boyfriend and a career in newspaper journalism. Beneath her polished veneer was a person so broken and insecure she drank herself into a stupor every night. This is her account of her twenty year love affair with alcohol.
'A remarkable exercise in self-discovery.' The New York Times 'What makes her account fascinating is her ruthless dissection of a picture perfect middle-class family, her candid analysis of her high functioningA" journalistic career - a weird kind of elegy to the 1980s.' The Observer Caroline was a discerning drinker and she describes with great passion the pleasures of a silky Merlot or tart Cabernet Sauvignon, and the ease with which she moved from sipping Fume Blanc at the Ritz, to necking double shots of Johnnie Walker at a dingy bar near her office.
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