Drinking: A Love Story - Chapter 16, Healing, (pg 257- 281) Summary & Analysis

Caroline Knapp
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Chapter 16, Healing, (pg 257- 281) Summary and Analysis

About a year into her sobriety, Knapp met with Jack, one of her father's closest friends. She asked him if he thought her father was an alcoholic. Jack said yes. He also told Knapp that her father knew he was an alcoholic. After the meeting, Knapp felt lighter. She felt like mysteries had been answered about her father. In a way, his death was liberating for her. If was only in death that she could discover anything about him. It was also the only time she finally felt enough courage to quit drinking. Everything was clear now, no longer blurry from drinking. She cried herself to bed that night, hoping her father was finally proud of her. It is interesting that Knapp combated the one struggle her father could never beat. His lies and drinking...

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