Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye- opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckass story is that of ...
ory is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholicsyetbut who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment.
With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.
YAWN. What a dull read. I can't believe I made it all the way through. Nothing special or meaningful or lessons you can take away. The writing style sucks. What can you expect from someone who was hungover through all of her college classesYAWN. What a dull read. I can't believe I made it all the way through. Nothing special or meaningful or lessons you can take away. The writing style sucks. What can you expect from someone who was hungover through all of her college classes though, I guess? I will avoid all future writing by this chick. The author of the story is seriously unlikeable. "Oh I was thin and popular but I still didn't like myself so I drank even though I was on the college cheerleading team and in a sorority and dated a ton and had balls of friends. Boo hoo for me." Thrilling.
Read all the 1 star reviews on Amazon and they cover every issue I had with this lame book.