Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir Author Lisa F. Smith
ISBN-10 1590793218
ISBN-13 9781590793213
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher SelectBooks
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Lisa Smith gives us a darkly comic honest and completely relatableinside 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 beingradically 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 New York Times best selling author of Party Girl Bought and Editor in Chief of After Party Magazine Raw naked and unflinching Girl Walks Out of A Barcatapults the reader into the sordid desperate reality of high functioning addiction the booze the coke the lies the denial the depression the blackouts All are on full display as New York lawyer Lisa Smith loses herself in a deep and all too human descent into perpetual numbing 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 What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith s formative years her decade of alcohol and drug abuse divorce and her road to recovery 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 When herclose knit group of high achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol fueled nights at the city s clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach the feel good times can spiral wildly out of control Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism Beneath the faade of success lies the reality of addiction

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