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Quitter : a memoir of drinking, relapse, and recovery / Erica C. Barnett.

Author: Erica C Barnett
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thriteen, 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 vodka bottles she hid throughout her apartment and offices acting as both her tormentors and closest friends. By the time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Erica C Barnett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica C Barnett
ISBN: 9780525522348 0525522344
OCLC Number: 1238192091
Notes: First published in the United States of America by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
Description: 322 pages ; 21 cm

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Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thriteen, 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 vodka 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, Erica Barnett had run the gauntlet of alcoholism. She had recovered and relapsed time and again, but after each new program or detox center would find herself far from rehabilitated. With remarkably brave and vulnerable writing, Barnett expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. Quitter is essential reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett's own hard-fought path to sobriety.

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"Barnett's prose style is brassy and cleareyed, with echoes of Anne Lamott. . . . Barnett's pluck will appeal to avid memoir readers, who will cheer her hard-won recovery, especially the Read more...

 
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