Drinking: A Love Story - Chapter 1, Love , (pg 1-10) Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Chapter 1, Love , (pg 1-10) Summary and Analysis

Knapp opens the chapter explaining that on every occasion she could imagine, she drank. She drank Fume Blanc, Johnnie Walker Black, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Toward the end of her drinking, she kept two bottles of Cognac in the house—a bottle for show and the real bottle, which was hidden in the back of her cupboard. Knapp admits that she drank when she was happy, sad, anxious, or bored. She drank when her father was dying of a brain tumor. After her father's death, Knapp's mother found an empty bottle of Old Grand Dad that Knapp had hidden behind the toilet. Knapp thought she had gotten rid of all her bottles. When her mother confronts her with the bottle in hand, Knapp lies about the bottle. She says that it was from before...

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