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  • Blackout

  • Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
  • By: Sarah Hepola
  • Narrated by: Sarah Hepola
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847

For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure - the sober life she never wanted.

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  • Blackout: A Knockout

  • By W Perry Hall on 07-17-15

Story of my Life

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Reviewed: 08-04-15

Alcohol has always fueled my social interactions. In the past few years my drinking has become worse and my blackouts more frequent. Sarah expressed how it feels to not know when to make an exit. I'm glad she wrote about her journey and it makes me excited to start one of my own.

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