Drinking: A Love Story - Chapter 6, Sex, (pg 77-101) Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Chapter 6, Sex, (pg 77-101) Summary and Analysis

As the chapter opens, Knapp explains what it is like to wake up hung over and in bed with a stranger. With many alcoholics, this is a common occurrence. Snippets of the night come back to you, but you are haunted by what you don't remember. Did he enjoy it? Did you enjoy it? Did you use a condom?

Knapp talks about her friend Meg who would get completely wasted and go to bars and go home with random men. The sex was completely anonymous. At the time, Meg was in her late twenties and thirties. The sex gave her the illusion of intimacy without really having to make herself vulnerable. The next morning, Meg would feel nothing but regret and sorrow.

Knapp also experienced this feeling many times. She did not purposefully try to...

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