I just listened to a Terry Gross interview with Sarah Hepola, the author of Blackout. Wow! Sarah was able to articulate so well her motives for drinking and really owned her behavior without the shame I carry around. I cringed at my own memories that run parallel with hers. I was also comforted by her explanation and reveal at how often she blacked out. I blacked out very often, even when I thought I hadn't drank very much, which of course is relative, right?
I haven'r read Sarah's book, but now it is out in paperback...maybe I should add it to the ever growing reading list for summer. Anyone read it?
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell