Drinking: A Love Story


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'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 ...

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Aug 9, 2007


It is a dreadful waste that Caroline Knapp should have died so young, but she left a legacy of some truly remarkable books on difficult subjects that should help many, many people. 'Drinking' is one of them - her story of how, why, and when, she drank might sound theoretically self absorbed, but her honesty and humour could help many readers who see friends or partners - or themselves - drifting into excess. I found the book wonderfully readable and lacking in self pity. All praise to Ms. Knapp, who had a hard life, but at least it was a valuable one.

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