September 17, 2021
Up for reblog is a book about addiction. Specifically, about women and addiction. More specifically, a book about women and alcohol addiction.
This is a book about how the alcohol industry found an advertising- gender-gap and decided to fill it… and the subsequent (an obvious) results.
I was torn on the book, as you’ll read.
Kinda makes me wish I had it so I could go back through it for you. But alas, I got rid of the book in one of my infamous purges. In re-reading this post today, I am (once again!) reminded that I shouldn’t DO THAT. But I digress, as I so often do.
I originally picked up Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnson because I know so many of us – too many of us – suffer from addictions. I reasoned that while I didn’t need it ( I don’t drink), someone else might. How right (and wrong) I was!
If you do anything to “seek the numb”… this book will probably resonate with you!
While it is written upon the foundation of the female drinker (Chapter 4 is all about how the alcohol industry lures women, for example) it is relatable to all who struggle with alcohol, whether it is binge drinking or alcohol abuse.
Johnston wrote this book with a story of her own to tell… and she does.
I need to stop here and say that I appreciate her stories, though I can see that some might say she leans on her experiences too much. This notion rubs…
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