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  • Nothing Good Can Come from This

  • Essays
  • By: Kristi Coulter
  • Narrated by: Kristi Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)

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Nothing Good Can Come from This

By: Kristi Coulter
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Publisher's summary

This program is read by the author.

Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the Internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut audiobook - a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency.

When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you’re left with just summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked - that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise.

In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. By turns hilarious and heartrending, Nothing Good Can Come from This introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris, and Cheryl Strayed - perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.

©2018 Kristi Coulter (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"Kristi Coulter charts the raw, unvarnished, and quietly riveting terrain of new sobriety with wit and warmth. Nothing Good Can Come from This is a book about generative discomfort, surprising sources of beauty, and the odd, often hilarious, business of being human." (Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The Recovering)

"Brave, whip-smart, and laugh-out-loud funny.... Although this is framed as a book about drinking, it’s ultimately about so much more: the insidious reasons why so many of us might polish off an entire bottle of Chardonnay in the first place - and how we might better serve ourselves in the end. Coulter herself is addictive to read. She’s a fresh, uncensored voice, offering up more than a drop of insight and hope." (New York Times best-selling author Susan Jane Gilman)

"What’s the opposite of disappointment? Oh right, pure joy. That’s what I felt reading Nothing Good Can Come from This. I was dazzled by Kristi Coulter’s honesty, her humor, and above all her beautiful, perfectly tuned sentences. Rarely do formal invention and real emotion coexist so comfortably; in other words, both intelligence and heart are on full display here. It’s difficult to imagine a more, well, joyous reading experience." (Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble)

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