Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts . Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New . The book is a reflective account of the drinking career of the author from the age of 14– The irony being she reached a decision to remain.

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Koren Zailckas – Smashed – eBook

My dad will extend the leaves of the kitchen table to accommodate whatever college boyfriend I’ve brought home for the weekend. I will never know because I am not going to finish it.

Saturday, at breakfast, my parents seem almost serene. Let me say rapists are responsible for rape, not the victims. Zailckas had alcohol poisoning at 16 after a night of downing shots at a party with friends, but emashed her stomach pumped in the emergency room and enduring kiren month of being grounded didn’t check her desire to drink. Story of a Drunken Girlhood is a work of nonfiction by Koren Zailckas, chronicling her love affair with alcohol. Author Koren Zailckas begins her harrowing memoir of nine years of binge drinking with a dedication to her mother, for first making her “mindful of women’s issues.


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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

View all 8 comments. I should call one of the girls who’d been with me, to see if they can fill in the gaps. I’d begun waking up at 4: December Learn how and when to remove this template message. And maybe, because of that, I never gave writing much pause. Around the same time, Zailckas was hearing a lot [ citation needed ] in the news about “girls of her generation” and how they were drinking younger and more than all the generations of women who’d gone before them.

She tackles a provocative topic with candor and honesty, despite the cringe-inducing writing. I mean, the drinkers the ones who are running half-naked through the streets at 3 AM, singing, screaming, puking alcopops in the bushes.

I can see now that I’m wearing hospital booties with my gown. It was what I used to solicit cash for the mall. Feb 08, kathi added it Recommends it for: In high WASP style she actually refers to sex as “fornicating.

I can’t imagine that she would have let me inside, given that I was liable to puke over all manner of Venetian rugs and calico curtains, so I’ll come to imagine that they pulled off my jeans outside on the porch, leaving my underwear fully exposed while they struggled to stick my feet through the sweatpants’ elasticized legs. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.


On a positive note, the book is well written, but then that just makes me wonder how The entire time I was reading this, I questioned the reliability of the author, a severe alcohol abuser who began drinking at a young age.

But her citations made me think that she was too used to writing them in college and thus stuck them in her book. The piece later became a chapter in her book. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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I have been listening to my parents speak with a tension like a rock in my throat. May 11, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: I love nothing more than memoirs about miserable childhoods, but this girl is just a whiny, entitled, self-centered biyotch.

On my bureau, there are notebooks on top of snapshots, necklaces on top of notebooks, and dust over just about everything, ever since I barred my mom from my room. I work in student affairs and I will encourage my colleagues to read this book.

I know the whole ordeal needs to be written about. It is good reading. Story of a Drunken Girlhood.

After months of adding and subtracting, the vodka had reached a diluted state that rendered it tasteless.

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