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The Resource Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget, Sarah Hepola

Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget, Sarah Hepola

Label
Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget
Title
Blackout
Title remainder
remembering the things I drank to forget
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Hepola
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologised for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humour, 'Blackout' is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure-the sober life she never wanted. 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. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent themselves or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most-but getting yourself back in return
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VTL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hepola, Sarah
Dewey number
362.2928
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hepola, Sarah
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women alcoholics
Target audience
adult
Label
Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget, Sarah Hepola
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057240898
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781473616103
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946104694
Label
Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget, Sarah Hepola
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057240898
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781473616103
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946104694

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