- Paperback: 183 pages
- Publisher: Barricade Books (January 1, 1977)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569801460
- ISBN-13: 978-1569801468
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turnabout: New Help for the Woman Alcoholic Paperback – January 1, 1977
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She also wrote "Good-bye Hangovers, Hello Life", which was another page-turner. This companion book to "Turnabout" is a little less personal, and more of a self-help book for women who are struggling.
Both books changed my life, and I am grateful to Dr. Kirkpatrick for writing them. Her books are easy to read and her concepts are easy to grasp. She understands the alcohol-related issues that are unique to women.
Oh yes, and book number three of our favorites is Happy Hours (Jersild), beautifully written and full of information on the physiology and psychology of women as drinkers. Has interesting case studies and does not seem to have an agenda.
If you want to know the almost-won books, email me. . .
I bought the book beause I thought it was about a woman that had a drinking problem who turned her life around and wrote a book to tell others how she did it. It's sort of about that, but not really. Ninety percent of the book is about her life as a drunk, yet with all those pages devoted to her drinking, she skips getting too detailed about anything except a few drinking episodes. Alcoholics have a warped sense of perception and that's shown very clearly in this book. She's always, always lonely, yet she has friends at her beck and call. She's worried about money but she's financially well off. She thinks she can drink successfully but she's physically sick and an emotional and mental mess every time she drinks alcohol. It's just page after page of her insanity, yet she never reveals anything deep about herself. She keeps everything at a very superficial level. She talks about her co-dependent relationship with her friend, her work fears, and a very little about her love-hate relationship with her parents, but she never talks about her romantic relationships, her humiliating experiences of being drunk in public, or anything else that would be socially unacceptable other than the social unacceptability of being a drunk. You won't find any details of one night stands, fights, stripping, being loud and obnoxious, etc. here. Even when friends have to put her to bed, she won't go into her actions before that occurred.Read more ›
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For those women who need help and to know that others had similiar demons.Published 23 months ago by PK Hughes
I thought it poorly written and condescending toward the reader-[ there was nothing new in this read and it seemed to repeat itself.Published on June 19, 2014 by sarah sprague
The book was an easy read and gave me exactly the information I was looking for. Reading it on a Kindle was great!Published on June 8, 2014 by Charles A
It was in okay condition.. but it followed the tale: you get what you pay for. After I had read through it once all the pages fell out of the binding. I think it was only 4$Published on October 14, 2009 by Alexandra E. Schwartz
For followers of Jean K, this is a must have. An all women alternative to AA. If you think you have a problem, you probably do.Published on June 2, 2009 by Sharyn Thornbury