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....Continua
The author allows the reader to explore a dark side of the teenage youth. In this book the alcohol which seems a friend starts to become the enemy and continues in a young womans down ward spiral
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 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....Continua