The Resource Drinking : a love story, Caroline Knapp

Drinking : a love story, Caroline Knapp

Label
Drinking : a love story
Title
Drinking
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Knapp
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It happened this way: I fell in love and then, because the love was ruining everything I cared about, I had to fall out." So begins Drinking: A Love Story, journalist Caroline Knapp's brave and powerful memoir of her twenty years as a functioning alcoholic. Knapp writes that she loved liquor the way she loved bad men and, like all tragic love stories, hers is a tale of seduction and betrayal, a testament to the alluring but ultimately destructive powers of addiction. Fifteen million Americans a year are afflicted with the disease of alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Caroline Knapp, for example, started drinking at age fourteen. She drank through her years at an Ivy League college, through an award-winning career as a lifestyle editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, attentive friend, sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion, trapped in love relationships that continued to undermine her self-esteem - until a series of personal crises forced her to confront and ultimately break free of the "liquid armor" she'd used to shield herself from the complicated battles of growing up. Caroline Knapp's ruthless self-examination, moral courage, and singular ability as a writer inform this remarkable memoir with many new insights about alcoholism, but more important, with many profound insights about life
Member of
Cataloging source
KNJ
Dewey number
362.29/2/092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV5293.K53
LC item number
A3 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Gabra Zackman
Series statement
Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Drinking : a love story, Caroline Knapp
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 9:11:00
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  • ALL_BRANCHES
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 11 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781480563445
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781480563445
Other physical details
digital, CD, audio
Ownership
Formerly held by the Health and Learning Resource Center at RMC Health, funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health.
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1101345
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 1094567
  • (OCoLC)862408869
  • (OCoLC)ocn862408869
  • 1094567
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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