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Pour me a life

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Publisher:
Blue Rider Press,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
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"An astounding and brilliant memoir, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a lifelong addiction and early death. Best known for his hysterically funny and often scathing restaurant reviews for the London Sunday Times, journalist Adrian Gill writes about his near-fatal alcoholism in this extraordinary lucid memoir. By his early twenties, at London's prestigious Saint Martin's art school, Gill was entrenched in his addiction. He writes from the handful of memories that remain, of drunken conquests with anonymous women, of waking to morbid hallucinations, of emptying jacket pockets that "were like tiny crime scenes," helping him puzzle his whereabouts back together. Throughout his recollections, Gill traces his childhood, his early diagnosis of dyslexia, the deep sense of isolation when he was sent to boarding school at age eleven, the disappearance of his only brother, whom he has not seen for decades. When Gill was confronted at age thirty by a doctor who questioned his drinking, he answered honestly for the first time, not because he was ready to stop, but because his body was too damaged to live much longer. Gill was admitted to a thirty-day rehab center--then a rare and revolutionary concept in England--and has lived three decades of his life sober. Written with clear-eyed honesty and empathy, Pour Me a Life is a haunting account of addiction, its exhilarating power and destructive force, and is destined to be a classic of its kind"--
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9780399574917
9781469065168
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subject_facetAlcoholics
Alcoholics -- Great Britain -- Biography
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- Great Britain -- Biography
Autobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Biographies
Biography
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Gill, A. A., -- 1954-
Gill, A. A., -- 1954-2016 -- Alcohol use
Great Britain
Journalists
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
title_displayPour me a life
title_fullPour me a life / A.A. Gill
Pour me a life [electronic resource] / A.A. Gill
title_shortPour me a life
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Alcoholics
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Gill, A. A
Journalists
Rehabilitation
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism