Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Random House - Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion and grief in this moving memoir about treasuring and losing a best friend. From disparate backgrounds but with striking emotional similarities, these two private, fiercely self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen.

The friendship helped them define the ordinary moments of life as the ones worth cherishing. It’s an old, and then she died and so we shared that, old story: I had a friend and we shared everything, too. So begins this gorgeous memoir by pulitzer prize winner Gail Caldwell, a testament to the power of friendship, a story of how an extraordinary bond between two women can illuminate the loneliest, funniest, hardest moments in life, including the final and ultimate challenge.

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship - They met over their dogs. Both writers, became best friends, author of drinking: a Love Story, to their relationships with men and colleagues, talking about everything from their shared history of a struggle with alcohol, Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp, to their love of books. They walked the woods of new england and rowed on the Charles River, and the miles they logged on land and water became a measure of the interior ground they covered.

Let’s take the long way home is a celebration of life and of the transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.





Drinking: A Love Story

Dial Press Trade Paperback - Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. Then it became obsession. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Caroline knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold. Los angeles times Book Review“Filled with hard-won wisdom.

. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. It was love at first sight. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking.

Drinking: A Love Story - A perceptive and revealing book. San francisco Chronicle “Eloquent. Drinking is caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional.

The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator.





Drinking: A Love Story

The Dial Press - She thought alcohol gave her the courage to  face life. It took her twenty years to admit that  drinking only made it more difficult to  bear. Written with warmth, candor, here  is one woman's story of addiction and recovery--a  story that begins in despair and loneliness, and wisdom, but  ends with the hope that within each of us lies the  strength to survive in the world without  anesthesia.

A powerful, brave, and moving memoir of one  woman's struggle with alcoholism, a disease that  affects fifteen million Americans each  year. It happened this way: i fell in love  and then, because love was destroying everything I  cared about, I had to fall out. So begins  caroline knapp's searing account of her twenty-year  love affair with alcohol, social insecurity, fear of  intimacy, the "liquid armor"  she used to protect herself from life's painful  realities: family tension, her parents' deaths.

Drinking: A Love Story - . Though she was for  twenty years a functioning alcoholic, Ivy  League veneer, few would  have suspected that beneath her attractive, this successful professional was a  young woman who had to drink herself to sleep every  night. Delta.





New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Unabashed dispatches from lifelong single women are a fairly recent phenomenon. An absorbing meditation on grief and rebirth in midlife. More “eloquent and uplifting. Here i was, supposedly solo, and the real truth was that I had a force field of connection surrounding me. This book celebrates finding support where you least expect it.

Woman’s day  “A beautifully written memoir. Parade  “a thoughtful, wide-eyed view of the world. What do you do when the story changes in midlife? when a tale you have told yourself turns out to be a little untrue, there by accident or grace, just enough to throw the world off-kilter? It’s like leaving the train at the wrong stop: You are still you, but in a new place, and you will need your wits about you to proceed.

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir - New life, no instructions is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age. Look for special features inside. Caldwell realized she had the power to endure. Booklist Delta. Most of all i told this story because I wanted to say something about hope and the absence of it, and how we keep going anyway.





The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

Counterpoint - Solitude, the fine line between boredom and lust, thoughtful pieces and light, cereal for dinner, and incisive--are explored in both long, shyness, mastering the art of healthful self-deception--subjects that are universally poignant while charming, funny, why women ask stupid questions, hilarious essays.

Literary. Delta. Fiction. Caroline knapp's was one of this country's most intelligent, graceful, and humorous voices in memoir. In pack of two, she trained her eye on the bonds between humans and animals. In drinking: a love story, she homed in on the often unspeakable fears and longings that led to her alcoholism and back again.

The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays - And in appetites: why women want, she brought her rigorous scrutiny to the ways in which culture shapes a woman's body and her hunger. Now, with the merry recluse: a life in Essays, Knapp shows us that her vision through a wider lens is as brilliant as through a narrow one. Here are her major preoccupations, with work and love, with growth and loss, with distance and intimacy.

. This collection of essays spanning fifteen years paints the fullest picture of this wonderful writer that we've yet seen, but it's also a remarkably full portrait of a writing life, showing how the same themes can engage--and expand--a writer over a lifetime. Her readers are known not just for their number, but for their intense connection to her work.





A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

Random House - A strong west wind is a memoir of culture and history–of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties. Caldwell would grow up to become a writer, and defy the father she adored, live through the anguish and fire of the Vietnam years, but first she would have to fall in love with a man who was every mother’s nightmare, who had served as a master sergeant in the Second World War.

. In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A strong west wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of both boredom and beauty, grain elevators, its flat horizons broken only by oil derricks, and church steeples.

A Strong West Wind: A Memoir - Its story belongs to a girl who grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, who took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books. Written with humanity, urgency, a Strong West Wind is a magical and unforgettable book, and beautiful restraint, destined to become an American classic.

Delta. Fiction. Essays. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. But it is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: about how literature can shape and even anticipate a life.





Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

Dial Press Trade Paperback - Fiction. Literary. Delta. At the age of 36, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, Caroline Knapp, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, given up a twenty-year relationship with alcohol, and, "I was wandering around in a haze of uncertainty, blinking up at the biggest questions: Who am I without parents and without alcohol? How to form attachments, and where to find comfort, as she writes, in the face of such daunting vulnerability?"  An answer materialized in the most unlikely form: that of a dog.

Eighteen months to the day after she quit drinking, took her home, Knapp stumbled upon an eight-week-old puppy at a local animal shelter, and named her Lucille. Now two years old, joy, lucille has become a central force in Knapp's life: "In her,   "I have found solace, " she writes, a bridge to the world.

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs - Caroline knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In pack of two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with lucille, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives--about this emotionally complex, sometimes daunting, often profoundly healing alliance.

Throughout, she explores the shift in canine roles from working partners to intimate companions and looks, this wordless bond, too, at how this new kinship, becomes a template for what we most desire ourselves. Essays.





Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

Scribner - Zero waste home the ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. Part inspirational story of bea johnson the “priestess of waste-free Living” and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.

In zero waste home, bea johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Literary. Essays. Delta. This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going zero waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to canceling your junk mail, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste - Zero waste home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet. Fiction. Today, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, Bea, Scott, her husband, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.





Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Grand Central Publishing - A new york times bestseller* for sarah hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. Mornings became detective work on her own life.

Zero waste home the ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. Fiction. Blackout remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. But there was a price. What did i say last night? how did i meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin.

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget - Literary. Shining a light into her blackouts, intimacy, as well as the confidence, she discovers the person she buried, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most--but getting yourself back in return. Essays. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted.

Includes reading Group Guide* Delta. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change.





Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Blackout remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. Zero waste home the ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. Essays. You must read this book. Susan cain, psychotherapist, a hilarious, new york times bestselling author of QuietFrom a New York Times best-selling author, thought-provoking, and national advice columnist, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers and so is she.

One day, lori gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed - With startling wisdom and humor, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, terror and courage, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, hope and change. Maybe you should talk to someone is rev­olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per­sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal­ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

Literary. Enter wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands.





The Liars' Club: A Memoir

Penguin Books - Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Zero waste home the ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. Fiction. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” USA Today today as it ever was.

Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Delta. Penguin Books. Named one of the 50 best memoirs of the past 50 years by The New York Times“Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear. Oprah.

The Liars' Club: A Memoir - Com   the new york times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah. Com calls the best memoir of a generation. The liars’ club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Literary.

Blackout remembering the Things I Drank to Forget.