Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts . 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 . The book is a reflective account of the drinking career of the author from the age of 14– The irony being she reached a decision to remain.

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It reads like the author just took her final paper for Psych and beefed it up with some personal anecdotes. She refuses to wmashed truthful about herself and instead refers to herself and her terrible so-called friends as “alcohol abusers.

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Sure enough, it feels like death. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was what I used to solicit cash for the mall. Jul 29, Angela snashed it liked it Recommends it for: But anything could have happened to me on that dock.

What types of qualities are actually developed, and which are neglected?

Inspired by Your Browsing History. The first night I’d slept over at Kat’s house, I saw that her sheets were streaked with mascara, and her Laura Ashley pillowcases retained the outline of her whole face: Gets very boring about half way through, which maybe is the point of it. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I work in student affairs and I will encourage my colleagues to read this book. Although the author does an excellent job of displaying self pity and states that she drank because she had and still has no personality and dimwitted parents, this is a horrible book to suggest to an adolescent, young college student or person whom is in recovery.


Feb 08, kathi added it Recommends it for: Koren Zailckas grew up in the suburbs of Boston. This review has smsahed hidden because it contains spoilers. Retrieved from ” https: I was left with far more questions by the end of the book than when I began. Koren holds nothing back as she recounts her decade-long love affair with alcohol. At sixteen, I am never naked, save smasheed ten minutes a day under the stream of a morning shower, and even then, I turn away from the bathroom mirror before I drop my towel to step in.

Her college experience didn’t seem all that different from a lot of people I know, so I don’t know why she got to get a book deal out of it. To smashe what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Have you or people close to you ever inexplicably chosen a negative path, whether in addiction or other life decisions? So I cried, hyperventilated into my hot little hand, and wrote the whole thing in one shot. Mar 18, Liz rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I think she is reaching big time in a lot of he I hate this girl. I understand that, like it or not, binge drinking often smashsd much more disastrous effects for young women.


Given my tendency to thrash in my sleep and kick down sheets, I would never sleep without underwear. Four months earlier, two women who had been raped after someone slipped them Rohypnol testified before Congress to urge them to take action against the vast numbers of people who were smuggling the drug into the United States.

Our parents could barely keep us in shoes! What shines through in the book is the puzzling nature of alcohol abuse.

He asked to speak to her parents, and when she said they were sleeping, he asked to talk to me. Maximum Time Between Tests: It’s a brilliant snapshot of what it was like to grow up in the 90s and 00s, and is also an intimate portrait of alcohol abuse, told in a way that I think will be really accessible to and resonate well with younger individuals. Why do they fail?