Girl Walks Out of A Bar

Girl Walks Out of A Bar

A Memoir

Paperback - 2016
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Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city's clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.--Amazon.com
Published: New York :, SelectBooks, Inc.,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781590793121
1590793129
9781590793213
1590793218
Branch Call Number: B SMI
Characteristics: ix, 277 pages ;,23 cm

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abdoman8
Dec 07, 2016

High income, silver-spoon-in-the-mouth, high achiever gal who gets addicted to alcohol and drunks at an early age. Very well written account and I can see why this is a top seller. Addicts like to think that they are exotic. My take away was not to envy the "jet set" of boozers and druggies. But, rather be aware of how messed up they are despite their ability to function at a high level. I felt neither envy or pity. Ms. Smith is a good writer. She keeps you entertained that is for sure.

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ClaireM_W
Aug 26, 2016

Ho-hum. Another story of an upper income princess who suffers addiction with the loving support of family and friends. Poor Baby, a high profile lawyer working in the most succesful law firms. My daughter is a lawyer who is probably the last person of her generation to work as a waitress, etc. to pay her way thru law school. Scholarships and Grants just don't do it like they pretty much did in our youth (the 60s). She too has a high pressure job, but thankfully, not the addiction curse. Instead, she graduated with a $100K student loan, her companion for life, I'm sure.
We do have lots of anxietly and depression in the family. She is plagued by severe migrains. No whinning from her, who's worked her way up from a working class background, hand over hand.

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