BLACKOUT, REMEMBERING THE THINGS I DRANK TO FORGET by Sarah Hepola
Wow, I did not realize that if people drink enough their hippocampus stops working and no new memories are made. People continue to stay upright and functioning but later have no idea what they did. Sarah Hepola recounts the many times she woke up in the morning in unknown places or even with unknown people and had no idea how she happened to be there. Sarah began her foray into drinking at the young age of 7 when she would sneak sips from her parents' beer cans. By the age of 16 she was getting drunk. Being a shy, quiet person she felt that drinking made her more sociable. She didn't realize that over time people grew tired of her outrageous antics. You will have to read the book to find out what path her life took. I thought this book was quite interesting.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library