Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman's Life

Paperback | April 2, 2002

byDevon Jersild

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Did You Know

  • Female alcoholics are twice as likely to die as male alcoholics in the same age group
  • Women metabolize alcohol differently from men, more quickly developing such physical complications as liver disease, high blood pressure, and hepatitis.
  • A female alcoholic is more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, which may not go away even if she stops drinking.
  • An astonishing four million women in the U.S. meet the diagnostic criteria for abuse or dependence.
  • When a woman drinks, she is five times more likely to be raped.

These are just a few of the alarming facts you will learn from this book -- facts every woman needs to know. Mixing cutting-edge research with affecting stories of women who struggle with alcohol problems, Happy Hours challenges our assumptions and expands our awareness of the role alcohol plays in women's lives.

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Did You KnowFemale alcoholics are twice as likely to die as male alcoholics in the same age groupWomen metabolize alcohol differently from men, more quickly developing such physical complications as liver disease, high blood pressure, and hepatitis. A female alcoholic is more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and eating disord...

Devon Jersild's essays and stories have appeared in such publications as theNew York Times, USA Today, Redbook,andGlamour. She won an O.Henry Award in 1991. She has taught courses in women's studies and creative writing at Middlebury College and is administrative director of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.
Format:PaperbackPublished:April 2, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060929901

ISBN - 13:9780060929909

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"...this noteworthy examination of women and alcohol delivers compelling personal stories that illuminate previously neglected aspects of this devastating social problem." (Publishers Weekly)