Drinking: A Love Story - Prologue Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Prologue Summary and Analysis

Drinking: A Love Story, is the powerful, truthful memoir of Caroline Knapp. In the novel, Knapp details her long, involved, and tortured love affair with alcohol. She describes the effect of alcohol on her relationships, emotions, and thoughts. The addictiveness of drink impaired her ability to grow emotionally and personally. Professionally, Knapp was smart, productive, and always willing to work. Personally, she was spiraling out of control from her drinking.

As the novel opens, Caroline Knapp explains that she fell absolutely head over heels in love with alcohol. But the love she had for the drinking ruined everything she actually cared about. Knapp says that she did not give up drinking until she almost seriously ended the lives of two people she loves. She was visiting her friend Jennifer for Thanksgiving. After drinking too much, she began to play games with...

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