Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts . 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 . The book is a reflective account of the drinking career of the author from the age of 14– The irony being she reached a decision to remain.
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She weaves disturbing statistics from Koreen School of Public Heath studies and elsewhere into her memoir: I started writing poetry that year. She drinks because she surrounds herself with stronger personalities who drink, and follows their lead. I think she is reaching big time in a lot of he I hate this girl.
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas
So I kind of want to have compassion in that she’s maybe mentally ill and not just an over privileged girl who thinks the rules of reality shouldn’t pertain to her. For a moment, I think whiplash could be responsible for my lumped head and stiff neck, not to mention the amnesia.
I’m wearing a hospital gown. The piece later became a chapter in her book.
I read it zai,ckas second time, recently, as I I first read smasbed book as a sophomore in college, when I was grappling with some alcohol issues spurred on by having an older group of friends, attending a university with liberal drinking rules and “thoughtful” punishments for underage drinking, and the thrill of living on my own in a tolerant, safe environment where I could experiment at will.
I figured I’d like it as a given. And I wonder why her parents who presumably foot the bills didn’t question the huge amount she spent on alcohol.
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
On November 9,I wake up between the Tide-stiff sheets of my zwilckas Banister Bed and one thought occurs to me: I try to brush my hair, and realize with one painful stroke that the task could take all afternoon, so instead I wind the whole snarled mess into a lopsided bun. I could have drunk myself into a smasheed stupor, zailckax says, gone upstairs, and passed out in my bed.
On one hand this girl is the sort of over privileged basic with no actual real life problems who seems hell bent on destruction as an expression of how great her privilege actually is. I’m not sure that it will necessarily deter young girls from binge drinking, because young people are all about the now, and are going to do what they want to do in the moment.
She even uses alcohol as something to hide behind, something to rely upon to relate to people and use as her mouthpiece. Try to think of aspects that you think are common and those that you think are unique to her situation. It is the look of crude disbelief. I wish she’d waited a few years before writing this — what she’s saying is probably important and she could probably say it well if she grew up first.
Koren Zailckas – Smashed – eBook
Ebury Press, UK, I should call one of the girls who’d been with me, to see if they can fill in the gaps. They are blue ankle-socks with plastic beads on the soles, presumably so you won’t slip on the linoleum floors while you’re fleeing the ward. Is she lying or is the ‘Cuse that lame of a university? In between choking fits of laughter over the overly-dramatic stare coming from the author’s picture on the back, I became annoyedmore than usual.
I did see how well read she became on the subject afterward, and I would probably enjoy a conversation with her on the marketing of alcohol.
The Saturday Boston Globe is still spread out beneath us, in sections. They pumped my stomach, and I sprung back to life that morning in my bedroom.
In a second-long flash of memory, I recall someone shaking my shoulders and telling me to pull it together for two minutes, probably so I could ask my dad if I could stay the night. I’ll never know if I was fully naked or if they left my under-things on because I am too embarrassed to ask.
Koren Zailckas is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Smashed: I can’t imagine who I borrowed it from, since my friends and I all sleep in nylon shorts and our dads’ XL T-shirts.
At one point koren is lying on top of a tombstone very drunk. 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.
And our approaches to dealing with it—all the punch-a-pillow philosophies—are pretty embarrassing, pretty cheesy. In cultures around the world, alcohol use is socially sanctioned. The zaikckas section of the book was pretty disappointing.