I am enjoying "Drinking" by Caroline Knapp because this book has a lot to do with reality. An example of what I mean is on page 71. "Drinking in a general sense, gave me a way to rewrite such pieces of history, a way to address whatever lingering confusion I had about the person I'd been brought up to be" I think this is her main problem because she expresses what drinking makes her feel. It's as if drinking makes her who she is.
One of the big ideas or themes in this book is that she wants to express how it is like to be an alcoholic. You can see this on page 75 where it says: "The drinking stunts you, prevents you from walking through the kinds of fearful life experiences that bring you from point a to point b on the matuarity scale. ." As you can see Kanpp wants us to think about how hard it is to struggle when alcohol is a way to pass through life.
This theme in "Drinking" reminds me of something important in my life. For me, people who drink too much are alcoholic, but I have cousins who drink every weekend. Sometimes they get drunk and sometimes they don't, but still they get drunk every weekend. So, I wonder does that mean that I should call them alcoholics?
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because, it makes me realize how alcoholic live and what they go through. This book talks about realit and I like this type of books. What's probably going to happen next is that she will describe her relationships, and how she was able to deal with them. I want to find out more and how her life really is.