Drinking: A Love Story - Chapter 3, Destiny, (pg 28-55) Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Chapter 3, Destiny, (pg 28-55) Summary and Analysis

Growing up, Knapp would hear stories of alcoholism affecting whole families. For example, Knapp's friend, Abby, had raging alcoholism in her family—her mother, cousins, aunts, uncles, and siblings. Knapp had another friend growing up named Lauren, whose father drank. Whenever Knapp went over to Lauren's house, she was careful not to be alone with Lauren's father. It was families like this that were whispered about and has members who were "alcoholic", not Knapp's family.

After Knapp joined AA, she became closer with Abby, who further reviled that she had a schizophrenic brother. Her other brother had tried to molest Abby. When she refused him, he killed himself two days later. Knapp always joked with Abby, saying that she should write about Abby's story and not her own. But Knapp would insists that she...

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