|Plot Summary of Drinking|
|""Drinking" follows Caroline Knapp through her struggle with alcohol, from the first drinks of her younger years to meeting in a church basement. Knapp is painfully honest throughout, which offers the reader a fresh look inside an alcoholic mind."
Kerri Walter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Drinking|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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