Drunk Mom

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

An intense, complex and disturbing story, bravely and beautifully told. I read Drunk Mom with my jaw on the floor, which doesn’t happen to me that often.” —Lena Dunham

Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also marked Bydlowska’s immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism.

In the gritty and sometimes grimly comic tradition of the bestselling memoirs Lit by Mary Karr and Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Drunk Mom is Bydlowska’s account of the ways substance abuse took control of her life—the binges and blackouts, the humiliations, the extraordinary risk-taking—as well as her fight toward recovery as a young mother. This courageous memoir brilliantly shines a light on the twisted logic of an addicted mind and the powerful, transformative love of one’s child. Ultimately it gives hope, especially to those struggling in the same way.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2014
May 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

MerkyReads ,

Raw, Funny, and Honest

This book is funny and raw. The only thing that I didn’t like is that it seemed to drag on a little longer than I’d prefer. Unlike other memoirs I’ve read, she writes about her entire relapse instead of writing a play by play of her childhood throughout until the very end so I found that unique. She is very funny and it seems that she has a dry sense of humor. I really liked that in her writing style.

Mike Ellerbrock ,

Clear glimpse into addiction

Strong narrative that provides a look into the world of addiction and recovery

soozken ,

Drunk Mom

Truly a boring read.

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