Blackout

Author: Sarah Hepola
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473616093
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A raw, vivid and ultimately uplifting memoir of addiction and recovery from the Salon.com personal essays editor, in the spirit of Drinking: A Love Story and Wild. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure-the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent themselves or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most-but getting yourself back in return.

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Blackout by Sarah Hepola | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola examines how she drank, why she drank, how others responded to her, and the misfortunes that occurred during her journey to sobriety. Sarah grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was brought up in a household of modest chaos. Sarah’s mother was the center of her small universe, but eventually decided to go back to school and become a therapist. Fights between Sarah’s parents were regular and unpleasant. Her older brother, Josh, was brilliant, creating academic expectations for Sarah that she could never quite meet. Sarah began drinking small amounts of beer at the age of six, getting drunk for the first time at twelve. Sarah loved the freedom and confidence that alcohol gave her. In high school, Sarah’s habits finally matched those of her peers, where accessing and consuming alcohol became a normal way to spend time… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Blackout • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Blackout

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Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola is a memoir that chronicles the misadventures and dangers of the author's 25 yearlong battle with alcoholism during which time she was a regular blackout drinker. The portrait is stunningly honest and racy at times. It offers a candid glimpse into the author's world both before and after her recovery. This review follows the chronological order of the narrative with an in depth summary followed by an analysis. The first part of the book focuses on the progression of her alcoholism. The second part focuses on her recovery. Sarah Hepola is an author and editor who has written for Slate, Glamour, the New York Times, ELLE Magazine, and The Gaurdian. She is an editor for Salon.com. Read more....Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Summary Of Blackout

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Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola is a memoir that chronicles the misadventures and dangers of the author's 25 yearlong battle with alcoholism during which time she was a regular blackout drinker. The portrait is stunningly honest and racy at times. It offers a candid glimpse into the author's world both before and after her recovery. This review follows the chronological order of the narrative with an in depth summary followed by an analysis. The first part of the book focuses on the progression of her alcoholism. The second part focuses on her recovery. Sarah Hepola is an author and editor who has written for Slate, Glamour, the New York Times, ELLE Magazine, and The Gaurdian. She is an editor for Salon.com. Read more.... Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Guide To Sarah Hepola S Blackout

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Sarah Hepola's Blackout Preview: In her memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola examines how she drank, why she drank, how others responded to her, and the misfortunes that occurred during her journey to sobriety. Sarah grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was brought up in a household of modest chaos. Sarah's mother was the center of her small universe, but eventually decided to go back to school and become a therapist. Fights between Sarah's parents were regular and unpleasant. Her older brother, Josh, was brilliant, creating academic expectations for Sarah that she could never quite meet... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Summary Of Blackout

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Blackout by Sarah Hepola | Summary & AnalysisPreview:In her memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola examines how she drank, why she drank, how others responded to her, and the misfortunes that occurred during her journey to sobriety.Sarah grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was brought up in a household of modest chaos. Sarah's mother was the center of her small universe, but eventually decided to go back to school and become a therapist. Fights between Sarah's parents were regular and unpleasant. Her older brother, Josh, was brilliant, creating academic expectations for Sarah that she could never quite meet. Sarah began drinking small amounts of beer at the age of six, getting drunk for the first time at twelve. Sarah loved the freedom and confidence that alcohol gave her. In high school, Sarah's habits finally matched those of her peers, where accessing and consuming alcohol became a normal way to spend time...Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Blackout* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180307962
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Στην απομονωμένη από το κοντινό χωριό οικία Μπλάκγουντ ζουν μόνες η Κόνστανς και η μικρότερη αδελφή της η Μέρικατ μαζί με τον άρρωστο γέρο θείο τους Τζούλιαν. Η οικογένειά τους ξεκληρίστηκε από δηλητηρίαση με αρσενικό και για το φονικό κατηγορήθηκε η Κόνστανς. Παρόλο που το κορίτσι αθωώθηκε, ο κόσμος του χωριού δεν αφήνει σε ησυχία τις αδελφές Μπλάκγουντ. Η Μέρικατ, που προσπαθεί με φυλαχτά και ξόρκια να διατηρήσει αδιατάρακτο τον έτσι κι αλλιώς εύθραυστο τρόπο ζωής τους, θα κάνει ό,τι περνάει από το χέρι της για να προστατέψει την εναπομείνασα οικογένειά της όταν καταφθάνει ο ξάδερφος Τσαρλς εξαπολύοντας επίθεση φιλίας στην Κόνστανς, ενώ επιζητά απελπισμένα το περιεχόμενο του θησαυροφυλακίου τους.

Sex In Recovery

Author: Jennifer Matesa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616496622
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Healthy sexuality within the context of recovery is rarely talked about openly, in part because the larger culture restricts the space required to name our experiences in open, honest ways. Matesa gives us that space by bringing the language of recovery to this more hidden part of our healing, allowing us to truly “practice these principles in all our affairs." Sexuality in the context of recovery is rarely talked about openly, in part because our broader culture may inhibit us from sharing our true experiences. For some, the prospect of sober sex feels like uncharted waters—in the past, we’ve rarely had sex without first numbing ourselves with drugs and alcohol. What does it mean to have an intimate relationship in sobriety? Exploring that question deepens our recovery journey.With this groundbreaking work, Jennifer Matesa uncovers the challenges real people encounter when they start taking their clothes off—without drinking or using in order to do so. Providing readers “a meeting between the covers,” Matesa blends first-person accounts bravely shared by diverse members of the recovery community, insights from experts, and her own perspectives. The result is a book that creates a space for a vital, new dialogue about sexuality and intimacy. As we find a common language for this more hidden aspect of our healing, we can truly “practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Woman Of Substances

Author: Jenny Valentish
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788541626
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Journalist Jenny Valentish takes a gendered look at drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Mining the expertise of 35 leading researchers, clinicians and psychiatrists, she explores the early predictors of addictive behaviour, such as trauma, temperament and impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours – such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex – are interchangeable with problematic substance use. From her childhood in suburban Slough to her chaotic formative years in the London music scene, we follow her journey to Australia, where she experiences firsthand treatment facilities and AA groups, and reflects whether or not they are meeting the needs of women. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read. In Australia it was nominated for a prestigious Walkley Book Award. 'Employing expert interviews and research, each rich personal episode is contextualised within the under-examined issue of women's substance abuse. Detailed, insightful and told with a feature writer's narrative flair' Bookseller and Publisher. 'Engages readers with storytelling while presenting scientific findings and theories in a way that is accessible to a broad audience' Broadsheet. 'Part monograph, part memoir, part Ginsbergian howl of outrage at a culture in which gender bias is a tenet. It is a work of compellingly articulate anger' The Australian. 'In straightforward, lively prose she relates even her darkest moments without self-pity or aggrandisement, and often with a streak of gallows humour, leading to more laugh-out-loud lines than you might expect' The Saturday Paper. 'We need books like this, and writers like Valentish, to give voice to our frustrations and concerns, to help legitimise and mobilise' Kill Your Darlings. 'Valentish's passion lies in exploring the underlying causes and their effects and, in the most female of ways, offering companionship and reassurance for her readers' The Monthly. 'Doesn't mince her words' Sydney Morning Herald.

Drinking Drug Use And Addiction In The Autism Community

Author: Ann Palmer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505390
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What is the connection between autism and addiction? Why are individuals with autism more likely to develop a substance use disorder than the general population? Until recently, substance use disorder (SUD) was considered rare among those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book brings together current research and personal accounts from individuals with autism and their supports. It explores why addiction is more common among individuals with ASD and investigates how addiction and autism affect one another. The authors also provide strategies for supporting people with both ASD and SUD.