Caroline Knapp's " Drinking: A Love Story" Narrative Essay by The Research Group

Caroline Knapp's " Drinking: A Love Story"
Reviews recovering alcoholic's account of her drinking years.
# 13584 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Narrative) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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"This paper is an examination of Caroline Knapp's Drinking: A Love Story, an account of her passionate love affair with alcohol and the events, thoughts, and realizations that eventually led her to renounce her "lover." The book is a brutally honest glimpse inside the mind of an alcoholic, as she battles the denials and rationalizations that lead her to seek solace in a bottle. Occasionally, she also has brief realizations that her drinking has become a problem, and she seeks out others whose alcoholism seems worse as a way of comforting herself. She examines her family background, especially the psychiatrist father whose own problems with drink and peculiar relationship with his daughter may have helped her use alcohol as a crutch. She also chronicles some of the effort and self-realization required for recovery from this addiction.."

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