Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered - 5. Don't Be A Fucking Lunatic Summary & Analysis

Karen Kilgariff
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Karen’s Plan for When the Party’s Finally Over begins with her partying experience. She writes that her heavy drinking was informed by her feelings of failure and her desire to escape. She recognizes that drinking feels fun in the moment, but that this kind of loss of control is ultimately unhealthy, isolating, and unappealing. She argues that you can't enjoy an experience in which you're not fully present and drinking inherently removes one from the experience at hand. She then writes about a period in 1996 when she was doing speed and lost her dream job because of it. Karen argues that being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol stunts one's emotional development. She regrets that she didn't learn sooner that personal connection and intimacy is better than the highs one gets from drinking or drugs. To help people...

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