Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in the UK
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Smashed By Koren Zailckas

Smashed by Koren Zailckas

New RRP £12.99
Condition - Very Good
£2.99
6 in stock

Summary

Sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying, it is unfallingly sympathetic. Told in a voice that compels but never preaches, this is a book that needed to be written and demands to be read.

Smashed Summary

Smashed by Koren Zailckas

The day Koren turned fourteen she emerged from her friend's kitchen clutching a bottle of Southern Comfort. At fifteen she and Natalle sneaked out one summer night, then next morning had to plece back together forgotten fragments of drink, men and misplaced clothes. At sixteen she was carried through the hospital doors unconscious. And so it began...Koren was a sweet and normal teenager, from a stable home and loving parents, yet throughout her teens and twenties she regularly drank herself to the point of obllvion. This is the shocking but utterly recognisable story of a girl who used alcohol to help herself grow up. It began by making her feel better and making life seem less scary. It helped her know who she was, how she felt. Over time, though, she found herself almost unable to meet anyone new or embark on any social occasion at college and, later, in work, without being drunk. Finally, Koren's experimentation descended into a chaotic, dangerous dependency, until, one day, she decided she needed help. Smashed is a beautifully written book and a brutally honest account of just how easy it is to surrender your life to binge drinking. Sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying, it is unfallingly sympathetic. Told in a voice that compels but never preaches, this is a book that needed to be written and demands to be read.

Smashed Reviews

" "Koren Zailckas chronicles, in detail both grim and marvelous, the hair-raising durnkalogue that so many college kids go through without becoming full-fledged drunks. But the wit and insight rampant in the prose of SMASHED raises the book far above the issue of young drinking. Zailckas has captured what's unfortunately become a quintessential American girlhood." - Mary Karr, author of The Liar's Club"

About Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas grew up in the suburbs of Boston and whilst at Syracuse University was the subject of a Time magazine article about women and binge-drinking. She now lives in New York City.

Additional information

GOR003026322
9780091905590
0091905591
Smashed by Koren Zailckas
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2005-03-03
368
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Smashed