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TitleDrink
AuthorAnn Dowsett Johnston
ISBN0062241796
ImprintAnn Dowsett Johnston Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages320

Description

Combining in depth research with her own personal story of recovery, an award winning journalist delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girlsWhile the feminist revolution has allowed women to close the gender gap professionally and educationally, it has also witnessed a disturbing rise in equality in troubling areas of life as well In the U.S alone, the rates of alcohol abuse among women have skyrocketed in the past decade DUIs, drunkorexia choosing to limit eating to consume greater quantities of alcohol , and health problems connected to drinking are all on the rise, especially among younger women a problem exacerbated by the alcohol industry itself Battling for women s dollars and leisure time, corporations have developed marketing strategies and products targeted exclusively to women Equally alarming is a recent CDC report showing a sharp rise in binge drinking, putting women and girls at further risk.Anne Dowsett Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissects the psychological, social, and industry factors that have contributed to its rise, and explores its long lasting impact on our society and individual lives, including her own In Drink, she brilliantly weaves in depth research, interviews with leading researchers, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse The result is an unprecedented and bold inquiry that is both informative and shocking.

Reviews

David Dinaburg

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

One might think that, at this point, I would be inured to the charms of non fiction subtitling Drink The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol has the appealing air of an in depth sociological examination As someone living in a predominantly female neighborhood in Manhattan renowned for it... (Sign in to see more)


Marissa

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

I was expecting a slightly different book than what it actually was I was hoping for a statistic heavy book analyzing and noting trends in marketing alcohol, alcohol related disease, sociological trends in drinking in women, and analysis of drinking culture in general Instead, the book was mostly a ... (Sign in to see more)


Kathleen

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

Meh Lots to talk about and think about Sort of like an extended magazine article.


Janeschmidt

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

I picked this one up randomly at the local 2nd hand shop as they say, the you know I d read about it when it first came out and knew it was mildly controversial Well, having read the whole thing in a relatively short burst of time, I can say that any controversy around it is superficial because thi... (Sign in to see more)


Ashley Lehman

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

This may not have been the best book I ve ever read as far as writing and the story go However, the message really impacted me and has changed the way I look at alcohol I have always loved having a drink but never really considered why that was so Was it purely for fun To relieve stress or social an... (Sign in to see more)


Michelle Cynthia

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

Drink was floating around on FB on a list of books for women to read Although the relationship between women and alcohol is not something I ve thought much about specifically, I decided to see if I could borrow the book from the library I m glad I did Written by a female journalist recovering alcoho... (Sign in to see more)


Renato

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

It is the sort of book that you REALLY, REALLY want to give to the women in your life, whether it be SOs or friends or family members, but you dont because of the fear of offending them ALL women should be reading this book, regardless of whatever their relationship with alcohol may be.


L

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

This is hardly the book it purports to be this is not a researched study into the causes and implications of drinking among women but instead a weepy memoir of a woman who would still be drinking unless her boyfriend hadn t left her I almost think this was a public plea to whomever poor Jake was to ... (Sign in to see more)


Washington Post

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

Ann Dowsett Johnston, a recovering alcoholic, veers between reporting and memoir as she untangles the messy realities behind women s rising rate of alcohol abuse and why it is so much dangerous for them than for men A past editor of Maclean s magazine in Canada and former vice principal at McGill U... (Sign in to see more)


Belinda

Drink By Ann Dowsett Johnston

The reason I borrowed this book was fairly simple It was a Friday night and I was stuck at work with no hope of leaving soon To take a quick break I checked out my library s new to the library ebook section and when I saw the title Drink while wishing I could leave my office and have one, it seemed ... (Sign in to see more)


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