Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery
ISBN: 0525522344
EAN13: 9780525522348
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 6, 2021
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 6" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Barnett's prose style is brassy and cleareyed, with echoes of Anne Lamott. --Beth Macy, The New York Times Book Review

Emotionally devastating and self-aware, this cautionary tale about substance abuse is a worthy heir to Cat Marnell's How to Murder Your Life. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A startlingly frank memoir of one woman's struggles with alcoholism and recovery, with essential new insights into addiction and treatment

Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thirteen, and she quickly developed a taste for drinking to oblivion with her friends. In her late twenties, her addiction became inescapable. Volatile relationships, blackouts, and unsuccessful stints in detox defined her life, with the bottles she hid throughout her apartment and offices acting as both her tormentors and closest friends. By the time she was in her late thirties, Barnett had quit and relapsed again and again, but found herself far from rehabilitated.

Rock bottom, Erica Barnett writes, is a lie.

It is always possible, she learned, to go lower than your lowest point. She found that the terms other alcoholics used to describe the trajectory of their addiction--rock bottom and moment of clarity--and the mottos touted by Alcoholics Anonymous, such as let go and Read More chevron_right

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