Caroline Knapp





Caroline Knapp

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born
in The United States
November 08, 1959

died
June 03, 2002

gender
female

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Caroline Knapp was an American writer and columnist whose candid best-selling memoir Drinking: A Love Story recounted her 20-year battle with alcoholism.

From 1988-95, she was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix, where her column "Out There" often featured the fictional "Alice K." In 1994, those columns were collected in her first book, Alice K's Guide to Life: One Woman's Quest for Survival, Sanity, and the Perfect New Shoes.

Knapp won wide acclaim for Drinking: A Love Story (1996), which described her life as a "high-functioning alcoholic" and remained on the New York Times best-seller list for several weeks. She followed Drinking with Pack of Two, also a best-seller, which recounted her relationship with her dog Lucille and humans' relation
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Average rating: 4.00 · 13,420 ratings · 1,048 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Drinking: A Love Story
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8,973 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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Appetites: Why Women Want
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,796 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Pack of Two: The Intricate ...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,598 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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The Merry Recluse: A Life i...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Alice K's Guide to Life: On...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Facture
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More books by Caroline Knapp…
“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”
Caroline Knapp

“When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”
Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story

“The real struggle is about you: you, a person who has to learn to live in the real world, to inhabit her own skin, to know her own heart, to stop waiting for life to begin.”
Caroline Knapp, Appetites: Why Women Want

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