Girl Walks Out of a Bar by Lisa F. Smith audiobook

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir

By Lisa F. Smith
Read by Hillary Huber

8.80 Hours 12/13/2016 Unabridged
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Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith’s formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city’s clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach, the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

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A People Pick of the Week for New Books

Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith’s formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city’s clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach, the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This girl may have walked out of a bar, but she’s walked into one of the best addiction memoirs I’ve ever read.” Anna David, New York Times bestselling author
“This powerful memoir chronicles [Smith’s] dizzying fall and the road back.” People
“Her raw depiction unveils the pressures of her job as well as the personal costs of addiction…Readers will root for this extraordinary woman as she travels the path to recovery.” Publishers Weekly
“A darkly comic, honest, and completely relatable inside look at high-functioning addiction in the world of corporate law…Inspiring, informative, and impossible to put down.” Jennifer Belle, bestselling author of High Maintenance
“Raw, naked, and unflinching, Girl Walks out of a Bar catapults the reader into the sordid, desperate reality of high-functioning addiction…A chilling, cautionary tale.” Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol

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Author

Author Bio: Lisa F. Smith

Author Bio: Lisa F. Smith

Lisa Smith is a writer and a lawyer in New York City. Sober for more than ten years, she is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction. Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, After Party Magazine, and Addiction.com. She is on the board of directors of the NY Writers Coalition and The Writers Room in Greenwich Village. Before working for more than fifteen years in legal marketing, she practiced corporate finance law at a leading international law firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English