Monday, March 15, 2010

Community Book Review: Smashed

Smashed by Koren Zailckas

This is a heartbreaking memoir. It is a short book written by a young author of 24 years who is coming out of binge drinking since she was 14. Her political views and factual nuggets are scattered throughout this scary and honest portrayal of underage drinking to an excess which is hard to imagine. It's scary to think of it happening with my own daughter so close to the collegiate experience, and already familiar with the allure of it all. I highly recommend this book to all parents and anyone who loves memoirs or drinking!

Reviewed by Gail Kotel
(founder of Therapeutic Pilates
in the Blue House)

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