Recently, there has been a spate of novels, short stories, memoirs and non-fiction books published that touch on the topic of women and alcohol–Here is just a sampling:
MOMMY DOESN’T DRINK HERE ANYMORE by Rachel Brownell (memoir)
IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (personal essays written before the popular blogger/memoirist announced she was quitting drinking)
BLAME by Michelle Huneven (novel)
LIT by Mary Karr (memoir, see excerpt in Drinking Diaries)
“Intervention” a short story in Jill McCorkle’s collection GOING AWAY SHOES
TROUBLE by Kate Christensen (novel w/ lots of unapologetic drinking)
ONCE WAS LOST by Sara Zarr (young adult novel with alcoholic mother)
And for those of you interested in poetry, there’s FLAWED LIGHT: American Women Poets and Alcohol, a non-fiction book about women poets and alcohol.
Some of my personal, perennial favorites:
SMASHED by Koren Zailckas (memoir)
ROSIE by Anne Lamott (novel, featuring a woman struggling with her relationship to alcohol)
AT HOME IN THE WORLD by Joyce Maynard (memoir, & she’s the daughter of an alcoholic)
What are your favorite books that touch on the subject of women and alcohol? Favorite movies? Poems? Please share!