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Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar

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For every regular manning a barstool, there is likely a family at home. Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar is the always poignant, often hilarious story of Janie, a girl coming of age under the shadow of her father's alcoholism in the era of Laverne & Shirley, Love's Baby Soft, the dawn of MTV, and Jordache Jeans.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Full Soul Publishing (first published July 13th 2011)
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Drew
Jan 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir
Sad, haunting, tender, true. A good first book. Starts slow (written in first-person, child) but picks up speed and emerges as a too-true tale of scrappy survival. Reads like a less-polished version of "The Glass Castle."
Shannon Coates
Oct 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: autobiography
Compelling
Heart-rending
Good first offering
Karen
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy memoir, then this is a MUST READ. I absolutely loved it, was riveted throughout and couldn't stop reading until I'd finished the very last words, then had to go back and reread the Prologue. And the Epilogue. I did not want this book to end. The main character, Janie, is tough, tender, and thoroughly engaging. I don't know when I've read such powerful writing as this memoir by Michelle O'Neil.

It touches on a dysfunctional family, revolving around the "Dad", Janie's father, who is a
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The story is very powerful and rings true.
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Simply raw, engaging, heart wrenching, brave and well written. Honored to have met this brilliant author and can't wait to read more of her work!
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