Around the time she quit drinking, Zailckas became preoccupied with an old memory, which involved a night that she had her stomach pumped when she was According to Zailckas, she had not thought about that night in a number of years, but she suddenly could not get it out of her head. Eventually, she sat down and wrote about it. The piece later became a chapter in her book. The Harvard School of Public Health reported, between and , there was a threefold increase in the number of women who reported being drunk on ten or more occasions in the previous month. Time magazine ran a cover story about female binge drinkers.
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This would be her first experience, of many, with alcohol. Later that day she and Natalie went to a birthday party; they took plastic apple juice bottles and filled them with Southern Comfort whiskey for the party. They ended up sharing it with most of the people there.
This exposed …show more content… I think you should really think about what you are doing. Maybe one day I will trust you again. Margaret P. Enclosed is a poem I think you should read. She replied to her pen pal with a poem by E. Cummings, "Since feeling is first Who pays attention To the syntax of things Will never wholly kiss you: Wholly to be a fool While Spring is in the world.
She thought that nothing bad would ever come out of drinking. She was wrong. That summer, for the first time, her parents caught her drinking. She was on vacation in Ocean City, Maryland with her family and her friend Natalie.
They went for two reasons. They went because her father had received a raise from the technological corporation he works at, and she had torn a ligament in her knee from falling down the stairs. Koren and Natalie went to a Pizza Palace and asked an employee where the college parties were. Later they snuck out of the condo and down the street to a trolley stop. The trolley took them to a beach a couple miles away where they were offered beer and drugs from the people at the party.
Koren and Natalie went to a college.
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Smashed: Story Of A Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas Essay