Nothing Good Can Come from This by Kristi Coulter audiobook

Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays

By Kristi Coulter
Read by Kristi Coulter

Macmillan Audio 9780374286200
5.83 Hours Unabridged
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This program is read by the author. Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut audiobook--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency. When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you’re left with just Summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked—that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise. In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. By turns hilarious and heartrending, Nothing Good Can Come from This is perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.

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Summary

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Finalist for the 2019 Washington State Book Award for Biography & Memoir

This program is read by the author.

Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut audiobook--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency.

When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you’re left with just Summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked—that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise.

In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. By turns hilarious and heartrending, Nothing Good Can Come from This is perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brave, whip-smart, and laugh-out-loud funny. Kristi Coulter does not pull any punches tackling the taboos in so many women’s lives.” Susan Jane Gilman, New York Times bestselling author
“Deeply human…It’s a celebration of the quotidian, a love letter to the breathtaking beauty of the mundane.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Coulter’s essays are short, smart, and with the heart that the (mostly male) addiction stories seem to miss…Coulter proves that our stories can be as complicated and powerful as we are.” Los Angeles Review of Books
“Insight-rich observations and self-abrading, sometimes LOL snark…Like a carafe of cool clear water, this book of Coulter’s will pair well with everything in life’s rich pageant.” Austin Chronicle
“What’s the opposite of disappointment? Oh right, pure joy. That’s what I felt reading Nothing Good Can Come from This.” Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble
“Perfectly observant down to the smallest details, this account of drinking, sobriety, and starting (and then restarting) a manageable life is one of those books that is deeply serious, witty, and wonderfully compelling.” Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

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Author

Author Bio: Kristi Coulter

Author Bio: Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She is a former Ragdale Foundation resident and the recipient of a grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Her work has appeared in the Awl, Marie Claire, Vox, Quartz, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English