Appetites: Why Women Want

Counterpoint #ad - She uses her own experiences with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers—and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying “I want. Provocative, important, and deeply familiar, Appetites beautifully—and urgently—challenges all women to learn what it is to feed both the body and the soul.

In appetites, caroline knapp confronts freud’s famous question, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, asking instead: How does a woman know, defining, work, best-selling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, has turned her brilliant eye towards how a woman’s appetite—for food, and then honor, “What do women want?” and boldly reframes it, and controlling her desires? Knapp, love, and pleasure—has become a battlefield.


Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

The Dial Press #ad - At the age of 36, caroline knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, as she writes, blinking up at the biggest questions: Who am I without parents and without alcohol? How to form attachments, and, and where to find comfort, "I was wandering around in a haze of uncertainty, given up a twenty-year relationship with alcohol, in the face of such daunting vulnerability?"  An answer materialized in the most unlikely form: that of a dog.

Eighteen months to the day after she quit drinking, Knapp stumbled upon an eight-week-old puppy at a local animal shelter, took her home, and named her Lucille. Now two years old, " she writes, lucille has become a central force in Knapp's life: "In her,   "I have found solace, joy, a bridge to the world.

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs #ad - Caroline knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In pack of two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with lucille, sometimes daunting, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives--about this emotionally complex, often profoundly healing alliance.

Throughout, too, this wordless bond, at how this new kinship, she explores the shift in canine roles from working partners to intimate companions and looks, becomes a template for what we most desire ourselves.


Drinking: A Love Story

The Dial Press #ad - . A perceptive and revealing book. San francisco Chronicle “Eloquent. Drinking is caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist.

. Many of them, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor, like Caroline Knapp, " a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional.

Drinking: A Love Story #ad - Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. And it is, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, above all, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart.

The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.


Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Random House #ad - With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s take the long way home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.

Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions. Praise for let's take the Long Way Home“Stunning. New york times bestseller • “a near-perfect memoir: beautiful, humble, intimate and filled with piercing insights. Meant to be savored and shared. Timethey met over their dogs.

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship #ad - A lovely gift to readers. Washington Post. Gail caldwell and caroline knapp author of drinking: A Love Story became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men.


Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir

SelectBooks #ad - In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. Lisa smith gives us a darkly comic, honest, and completely relatable inside look at high-functioning addiction in the world of corporate law-a sort of 'Sex and the Psych Ward.

It's inspiring, informative, and impossible to put down. Jennifer belle, best-selling author of high maintenance and the seven year bitch "Whether she's telling the town car driver to turn around so she can ditch showing up for her niece's birth and meet her coke dealer, or staging her own semi-intervention, Smith takes us into the mind of someone who's completely in control while being radically out of control.

This girl may have walked out of a bar, but she's walked into one of the best addiction memoirs I've ever read. Anna david, the lies; the denial, the depression,  bought, naked and unflinching,  girl walks out of A Bar catapults the reader into the sordid, and Editor-in-Chief of After Party Magazine "Raw, desperate reality of high-functioning addiction: the booze,  New York Times best-selling author of Party Girl, the coke, the blackouts.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir #ad - A chilling, cautionary tale. Ann dowsett johnston, author of drink: the intimate relationship Between Women and Alcohol Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

From the Author.


Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - But i never called you fat. How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is "fat"? where women and girls and increasingly men and boys will diet, undereat, and woman with "weight issues, overeat, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective; as a mother, purge, all in the name of being thin?As a science journalist, and berate themselves and others, wife, " she has struggled to understand it on a personal level.

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. Or, as lance armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. Through interviews, health, brown not only gives us the real story on weight, and her own experience, and beauty, research, but also offers concrete suggestions for how each of us can sort through the lies and misconceptions and make peace with and for ourselves.

And how all of those affect all of us every day, whether we know it or not. The quest for health and wellness has never been more urgent, yet most of us continue to buy into fad diets and unattainable body ideals, unaware of the damage we're doing to ourselves. Now, in body of truth, brown systematically unpacks what's been offered as "truth" about weight and health.

Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It #ad - Starting with the four biggest lies, empty promises equal big, Brown shows how research has been manipulated; how the medical profession is complicit in keeping us in the dark; how big pharma and big, big dollars; how much of what we know or think we know about health and weight is wrong. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word.

I called you a bitch.


Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Grand Central Publishing #ad - Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. Publicly, but as the blackouts accumulated, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth.

What did i say last night? how did i meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Includes reading Group Guide*. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted.

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget #ad - It's about giving up the thing you cherish most--but getting yourself back in return. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. But there was a price. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.

She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. A new york times bestseller* for sarah hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure.


Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Harper Wave #ad - In drink: the intimate relationship between women and alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls.

With the feminist revolution, women have closed the gender gap in their professional and educational lives. Equally alarming is a recent CDC report showing a sharp rise in binge drinking, putting women and girls at further risk. As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, and industry factors that have contributed to its rise,  interviews with leading researchers, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, social, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse, dissecting the psychological, and exploring its long-lasting impact on our society and individual lives.

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol #ad - Duis, “drunkorexia” choosing to limit eating to consume greater quantities of alcohol, and health problems connected to drinking are all rising—a problem exacerbated by the alcohol industry itself. Battling for women’s dollars and leisure time, corporations have developed marketing strategies and products targeted exclusively to women.

Alone, the rates of alcohol abuse among women have skyrocketed in the past decade. They have also achieved equality with men in more troubling areas as well. In the U. S.


New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir

Random House #ad - I suppose all of us consider our loved ones extraordinary; that is one of the elixirs of attachment. Caldwell has so much more to teach us. Kate bolick, sister, the new york times book Review“Gail Caldwell offers the kind of wisdom and grace you’d wish a friend, or mother might deliver. The narrative can always turn out to be a different story from what you expected.

Praise for new life, no Instructions  “Brimming with insights and wisdom. Unabashed dispatches from lifelong single women are a fairly recent phenomenon. New life, no instructions is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age. Look for special features inside. Caldwell ably explores the shifts of our hearts.

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir #ad - Kirkus reviews   “getting old, is not for sissies, as they say, and no one would call Pulitzer Prize–winner Caldwell a wimp. As far as i’m concerned, Caldwell can write about whatever she pleases. There may not have been a road map for the life-changing trip she was about to take, but. What do you do when the story changes in midlife? when a tale you have told yourself turns out to be a little untrue, just enough to throw the world off-kilter? It’s like leaving the train at the wrong stop: You are still you, but in a new place, there by accident or grace, and you will need your wits about you to proceed.

A story to inspire you.


Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays

MCD x FSG Originals #ad - Nothing good can come from this is a book about generative discomfort, often hilarious, and the odd, surprising sources of beauty, business of being human. Leslie jamison, author of the empathy Exams and The RecoveringKristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking.

And when you cancel rosé season for yourself, you’re left with just Summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked—that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise. In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition.

Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays #ad - Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. Nothing good can come from this is her debut--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency. When kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things.

By turns hilarious and heartrending, david sedaris, nothing good Can Come from This introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley, and Cheryl Strayed—perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.


Mrs D is Going Without

Allen & Unwin #ad - D took in the first year of her sobriety, and reveals the incredible online support that came through on her confessional blog, a blog intended to be a private online diary but which turned into something else quite remarkable. This is an honest, upfront, relatable account of one suburban housewife's journey from miserable wine-soaked boozer to self-respecting sober lady.

This book is an inspirational tale of self-transformation, addiction, and domesticity. This book lays out the entirely unexpected solo journey Mrs. Mrs. D is an alcoholic, respectable, albeit a very nice, articulate, and groomed alcoholic.