KOREN ZAILCKAS SMASHED PDF

Koren Zailckas spent her teenager years, from age 14 on, drinking everything she could get her hands on, an almost-fatal ongoing binge she chronicles in her memoir Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood. Smashed came out when you were only 24, chronicling a decade of excessive drinking. At what point did you decide that you had a problem, and when did you start working on the book? Did you know it was going to be a book when you began writing about your alcohol issues?

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In Smashed, Koren Zailckas leads readers through an unflinching account of her underage drinking habits, giving horrifying meaning to the old public service announcement, "It's p. Zailckas remembers her first drink far more clearly than her first kiss, and falls madly in love with booze. In this unforgettable memoir of one girl's experience with binge drinking, Zailckas candidly reveals some of the humiliating details of her past. She is among the thousands of young girls who have blacked out, find themselves completely disoriented or get alcohol poisoning, only to do it again the next weekend.

With startling facts and distressing tales of troubled friendships, mostly unwanted or semi-conscious sexual experiences and states of oblivion strewn throughout, Zailckas tells her story as a warning to girls who may potentially follow in her footsteps. This terrible societal trend needs courageous women like her to sound the horn," said Jill Lamar, manager and editor of the Discover Great New Writers program. The titles in the Discover spring season include four nonfiction titles: an inspirational memoir of a woman gone blind A Brush With Darkness , a vivid portrait of a Kurdish boy's childhood My Father's Rifle , the story of a German immigrant sold into slavery The Lost German Slave Girl , and a chilling cautionary tale of a young woman's dissolute youth Smashed.

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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

In Smashed, Koren Zailckas leads readers through an unflinching account of her underage drinking habits, giving horrifying meaning to the old public service announcement, "It's p. Zailckas remembers her first drink far more clearly than her first kiss, and falls madly in love with booze. In this unforgettable memoir of one girl's experience with binge drinking, Zailckas candidly reveals some of the humiliating details of her past. She is among the thousands of young girls who have blacked out, find themselves completely disoriented or get alcohol poisoning, only to do it again the next weekend. With startling facts and distressing tales of troubled friendships, mostly unwanted or semi-conscious sexual experiences and states of oblivion strewn throughout, Zailckas tells her story as a warning to girls who may potentially follow in her footsteps. This terrible societal trend needs courageous women like her to sound the horn," said Jill Lamar, manager and editor of the Discover Great New Writers program.

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Smashed : Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. 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 York Times bestseller. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically.

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