Drinking: A Love Story Topics for Discussion

Caroline Knapp
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In the title and first chapter of the novel, Knapp assert that she was in fact in love with alcohol. How does love turn into addiction for Knapp? How does this happen with other people/materials in people's lives?

Do you agree with Knapp's assertion that people with addictive and obsessive tendencies tend to substitute one addiction for another? Explain.

What do you think of Knapp's relationship with her father? Do you think that she over exaggerates her inability to feel comfortable around him? Do you think she wrongly blames him for her alcoholism?

Do you think that alcohol stunts personal growth? Discuss this with the theme of sexuality.

Do you think alcohol kept Knapp in her relationship with Julian? Or do you think it was an excuse to continue the relationship?

Is Knapp's choice to not have the book chronological a good one...

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