SMASHED STORY OF A DRUNKEN GIRLHOOD

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Smashed

Author : Koren Zailckas
ISBN : 0143036475
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A twenty-four-year-old survivor of alcoholism recounts her journey from teen experimentation to binge drinking, a process during which she endured depression, rage, sexual exploitation, and troubled relationships before making the decision to heal, in a personal memoir that also offers insight into youth alcohol abuse. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mother Mother

Author : Koren Zailckas
ISBN : 9780385347242
Genre : Fiction
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From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband, and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison. Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in a psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother, Will, recently diagnosed with Asperger's, shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of a bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content
Category: Fiction

The Drama Teacher

Author : Koren Zailckas
ISBN : 9780553448108
Genre : Fiction
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By the New York Times bestselling author of Mother, Mother and Smashed comes a propulsive new thriller: the story of a desperate and devious woman who will do anything to give her family a better life Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and devoted wife, living with her husband Randy in upstate New York. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors—young children, marriage, money—and she’s settled down comfortably enough. But when Randy’s failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie feels she has no choice but to return to the creatively illegal and high-stakes lifestyle of her past in order to keep all that she’s worked so hard to have. Gracie, underneath all that’s marked her life as average, has a lot to hide about where she’s from, who she is, and who she’s been. And when things inevitably begin to spin out of her control, more questions about the truth of her past are raised, including all the ones she never meant to, or even knew to, ask. Written with the style, energy, and penetrating insight that made her memoir Smashed a phenomenon, Koren Zailckas's next novel confirms her growing reputation as a psychological novelist that can stand up to the best of them.
Category: Fiction

Under The Influence

Author : Rebecca Shannonhouse
ISBN : 9780375757167
Genre : Literary Collections
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An anthology of literary and historical writings on the subject of addiction includes a variety of fictional excerpts, memoirs, and essays by past and present authors such as Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Leo Tolstoy.
Category: Literary Collections

Fury

Author : Koren Zailckas
ISBN : 110144293X
Genre : Social Science
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Read Koren Zailckas's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. The author of the iconic New York Times bestseller Smashed undertakes a quest to confront her own anger. In the years following the publication of her landmark memoir, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Koren Zailckas stays sober and relegates binge drinking to her past. But a psychological legacy of repression lingers-her sobriety is a loose surface layer atop a hard- packed, unacknowledged rage that wreaks havoc on Koren emotionally and professionally. When a failed relationship leads Koren back to her childhood home, she sinks into emotional crisis-writer's block, depression, anxiety. Only when she begins to apply her research on a book about anger to the turmoil of her own life does she learn what denial has cost her. The result is a blisteringly honest chronicle of the consequences of anger displaced and the balm of anger discovered. Readers who recognized themselves or someone they love in the pages of Smashed will identify with Koren's life-altering exploration and the necessity of exposing anger's origins in order to flourish in love and life as an adult. Combining sophisticated sociological research with a dramatic and deeply personal story that grapples boldly with identity and family, Fury is a dazzling work by a young writer at the height of her powers that is certain to touch a cultural nerve. Watch a Video
Category: Social Science

Becoming A Marriage And Family Therapist

Author : Eugene Mead
ISBN : 9781118323403
Genre : Psychology
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Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist is a practical "how to" guide designed to help trainee therapists successfully bridge the gap between classroom and consulting room. Readers will learn how to apply empirically-based methods to the core tasks of therapy in order to improve competency, establish effective supervision, and deliver successful client outcomes. A practical guide to improving competency across the core tasks of therapy, based on over 40 years of observation and teaching by an internationally acclaimed author Presents treatment protocols that show how to apply therapy task guidelines to a range of empirically-supported marriage and family treatments Provides extended coverage on assessing and beginning treatment with crisis areas such as suicidal ideation, and family violence with children, elders, and spouses Suggests how supervisors can support trainees in dealing with crisis and other challenging areas, to build competence and successful delivery
Category: Psychology

A Piece Of Cake

Author : Cupcake Brown
ISBN : 9781400052295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled youth describes how the author fell victim to the ills of the child welfare system and her long and difficult struggle to rebuild her life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nobody Told Me

Author : Ken Geringer
ISBN : 097071260X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The former music company executive documents his life and career, from his misspent youth in Rockland County, New York, during the 1970s to his rise as a successful businessman, and collaboration with record producer Jack Douglas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fury

Author : Koren Zailckas
ISBN : 0670022306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46.61 MB
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A blisteringly honest chronicle of the consequences of anger displaced and the balm of anger discovered by the author of "Smashed."
Category: Biography & Autobiography