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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Penguin Books, 2005, 339 pages, College

This autobiography outlines the drinking life of a girl starting at age 14 until she stopped drinking in young adulthood. In high school, her drinking led to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess gave way to a pattern of self-poisoning that grew more self-destructive each year. Her story looks at how she ended up in an apartment with no idea where she was or how she got there and what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking as she had become locked in a pattern of dangerous drinking.


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