#8 “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp
Caroline was a “high functioning” alcoholic. The type that can maintain jobs and relationships while exhibiting alcoholism. Her relationship with alcohol was build up into a very, very unhealthy one over a span of 20 years – but the process was so slow, that she barely noticed it sneaking up on her.
——- WHY THIS BOOK? ———
We all have some experience with unhealthy drinking habits, either directly or indirectly, and in this books you familiarize yourself with the most common, but least talked about, version of alcoholism. Beautiful written, deeply personal and educative. Loved t!
————— IMPACT —————
I had several aha-moments reading this book. I’ve learned to see subtle signs of alcoholic behaviors that I previously brushed of as drunken quirks and oddities in both myself and others.
Did you read any good memoirs this year?
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