Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
By: Koren Zailckas
Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment.
With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.
Jordan Maahs, Lost and Found Intern
“The word definitely needs to get out” says Mary Jo, Licensed Professional Counselor at First Step Recovery. Mary Jo thought of Lost and found as a place dealing with only drugs and alcohol abuse. But when she walked into The Lost and Found Ministry library, she was surprised with what she saw.
The Lost and Found library started as a resource for addictions material but has expanded to include information on suicide, divorce, health, violence, parenting, and a variety of other topics for all ages. As a licensed counselor, she found what she affectionately refers to as the “golden nugget” of Moorhead.
“I always purchased my own materials” said Mary Jo. Because she does not have to buy each individual item, she’s able to better help those she serves in the FM area by providing them with a rich set of resources. Mary Jo’s story reflects that of other professionals in the area, who rely on the resources at Lost and Found.
But Mary Jo would be the first to tell you that the resources at Lost and Found are not just for professionals. At over a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of resources, the Lost and Found Library is a unique asset for just about anyone. Whether you’re a child, a parent, grandparent, teacher, business person, or just concerned citizen, you can find something useful for you or a loved one.
It’s surprising what can be found on the shelves. Stop by; be surprised!
Lost and Found Recovery Center is located at 111 7th St South Moorhead MN; feel free to call us at 218-287-2089
Lost and Found Recovery Center
111 7th St. So.
Moorhead, MN 56560