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Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol Paperback – June 24, 2014
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“In this comprehensively researched and insightful book, Ann Dowsett Johnston chronicles her own destructive dance with alcohol, her recovery and explores disturbing trends in contemporary women’s relationship to alcohol. A crucially important book for anyone interested in women’s health and addiction issues.” -- Susan Juby, author of Nice Recovery
“wallop of a book… full of riveting candor…Johnston brings the weight of her journalism and academic experience to build a convincing case that women are increasingly succumbing to the dark side of alcohol” -- Washington Post
“A powerful and important book about the increase in alcoholism and binge-drinking among women, and about our willful blindness to the damages of drinking in our culture.” -- Susan Cheever, author of My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson-His Life, and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
“Drink is a gift to women, to parents, and to all who want to understand the experience of alcoholism. The writing is gripping and vivid, the voice personal, the research exacting, the stories revealing if sometimes heartbreaking, the conclusions essential. A triumphant life, a triumphant book.” -- Gabor Maté M.D., author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction
From the Back Cover
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2013
More than twenty-three thousand women die from heavy drinking in the United States each year. Incidents of binge drinking and so-called drunkorexia are on the rise, contributing to an exponential increase in the number of health conditions and cancers among women.
Combining in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, the award-winning journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston tells of maintaining her high-powered career as a vice principal of McGill University while wrestling with the demon that defeated her own mother: alcohol addiction. After a very private exit from her professional life, Dowsett Johnston went to rehab; now sober, she has dedicated her career to examining the relationship between women and high-risk drinking.
In Drink, Dowsett Johnston dissects the psychological, social, and workplace factors that contribute to this crisis, and explores its far-reaching effect on both society at large and individual lives. Comprehensive and emotionally compelling, Drink is a brave and powerful story, beautifully told, and an important investigation into an epidemic that we can no longer afford to ignore.
- Publisher : Harper Wave; Reprint edition (June 24, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 006224180X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062241801
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.72 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #103,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.Found this quite inspiring. As a" non alcoholic ",having 3-4 glasses daily had been my habit for quite a long time.Realizing at the bottom of my heart,of cos that is not a goodthing.I stopped drinking 2 days ago after reading this book
It is a great reference book for those of us interested in alcohol abuse among women and provides some pretty thought provoking information on how women are a target marketing group for advertising firms.
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make them not feel so isolated