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The Resource Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood, Koren Zailckas, (electronic resource e-audio)

Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood, Koren Zailckas, (electronic resource e-audio)

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Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood
Title
Smashed
Title remainder
story of a drunken girlhood
Statement of responsibility
Koren Zailckas
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Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, twenty-four-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual." With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas describes her first sip at fourteen, alcohol poisoning at sixteen, a blacked-out sexual experience at nineteen, total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at twenty-two, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between. Zailckas's unflinching candor and exquisite analytical eye gets to the meaning beneath the seeming banality of girls' getting drunk. She persuades us that her story is the story of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics-yet-but who use booze as a short cut to courage, a stand-in for good judgment, and a bludgeon for shyness, each of them failing to see how their emotional distress, unarticulated hostility, and depression are entangled with their socially condoned binging. Like the contemporary masterpieces The Liars' Club, Autobiography of a Face, and Jarhead, Smashed is destined to become a classic. A crucial book for any woman who has succumbed to oblivion through booze, or for anyone ready to face the more subtle repercussions of their own chronic over-drinking or of someone they love, Smashed is an eye-opening, wise, and utterly gripping achievement
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Midwest
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Zailckas, Koren
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other
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Read by Ellen Archer
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  • Archer, Ellen
  • hoopla digital
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  • Women alcoholics
  • Women
  • Girls
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood, Koren Zailckas, (electronic resource e-audio)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756164
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400121540
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia
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digital.
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10756164
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MWT10756164
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sound
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Label
Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood, Koren Zailckas, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756164
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400121540
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10756164
Publisher number
MWT10756164
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
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(MWT)MWT10756164
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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