Drinking: A Love Story - Chapter 2, Double Life I, (pg 11-27) Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Chapter 2, Double Life I, (pg 11-27) Summary and Analysis

The day after Knapp busted her knee carrying her friend's young daughters while drunk, she hobbled into work. When her boss asked what was wrong, she told her she was chasing after kids. Knapp did not include that she was drunk.

Knapp says that she was a high functioning alcoholic. On the outside, everyone thought her life was organized, calm, and sophisticated. On the inside, Knapp was a ball of chaos and instability. While she was powerful, smart, and successful, her emotional and physical health were very poor. Knapp explains that these alcoholics are everywhere. You would never know that they were alcoholics because they productively work beside you and meet you after work for one or two drinks. They aren't belligerent drunks, but they are alcoholics. Knapp had several friends...

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