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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She also punctuates the text with footnotes and statistics that tear the reader from the narrative, serving as a reminder that this book has an agenda.

Koren Zailckas – Smashed – eBook

And needless to say, that model made me pretty damn miserable. The image reflected back at me makes me cup my mouth with both zailkcas Jun 27, Anittah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Perhaps we should charter one. My mom gave me this book to help me process my own actions and determine what drinking meant for me, in my life.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Like look at me I smahed to an excellent college, never mention actually working or supporting myself and blow lots of money on booze!


But anything could have happened to me on that dock.

This article does not cite any sources. He asked to speak to her parents, and when she said they were sleeping, he asked to talk to me.

It’s a memoir from a white-bred adolescent female wmashed drinking through highschool and her sorority days. Why do you think you were able to hide it so well and for so long? Assault, date rape, sexual coercion: In between choking fits of laughter over the overly-dramatic stare coming from the author’s picture on the back, I became annoyedmore than usual. Her parents must have warned her not to have friends over while they were gone because she wouldn’t let any of us inside her house to mix drinks properly, in cups.

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What shines through in the book is the puzzling nature of alcohol abuse. She says she wouldn’t have cared if I’d been drinking at home last night. I really don’t care if she feels guilty about drunken partying that she did ten years ago.

Make a list of all the men who threaten her and the circumstances in zailc,as it happens.

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

In short she’s exhausting and never reflects on any of it. At home, she would have known I was safe.

Later, I’ll be able to make out the purple impressions of fingers around my biceps, plus a golf ball-sized bruise on one ass cheek, a sort of yellowed half-moon around a raised, blue bump. Jan 31, Pages. I warmed to it instantly.


In the nine years that I drank, I never hid bottles or drank alone, and I never spent a zaillckas in a holding cell awaiting DUI charges.

I just want a slim little volume with my name on it. I try to brush my hair, and realize with one painful stroke that the kroen could take all afternoon, so instead I wind the whole snarled mess into a lopsided bun. In the end, I think smazhed has to be about eliminating that will to drink. Koren chronicles the start of her using from the age of a very young teen, and pushes forward, slowly, into her twenties. Several times in the book she states that she is not an alcoholic but in one part she compares her attraction to it as a drug addict to his drug.

The bottom line – the quality of the writing is not good e Not very well written. There is the sound of coffee mugs clinking on countertops, and I detect the faint smell of bagels burning in the oven. As my mother cries, I have to keep swallowing. Refresh and try again. Do their efforts affect korwn in the long run?