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    • Smashed

    • Story of a Drunken Girlhood
    • By: Koren Zailckas
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, 24-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual". With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas describes her first sip at 14, alcohol poisoning at 16, blacked-out sexual experience at 19, and total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at 22.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Smashed

    • By John Riggs on 07-14-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Mother, Mother

    • A Novel
    • By: Koren Zailckas
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating

    • By JoelleLeah on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Fury

    • By: Koren Zailckas
    • Narrated by: Koren Zailckas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    In the years following the publication of her landmark memoir, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Koren Zailckas stays sober and relegates binge drinking to her past. But a psychological legacy of repression lingers-her sobriety is a loose surface layer atop a hard- packed, unacknowledged rage that wreaks havoc on Koren emotionally and professionally. When a failed relationship leads Koren back to her childhood home, she sinks into emotional crisis.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Second Half is Way Better than the First

    • By Robyn Joy on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $28.00