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- date of publication: 25.08.2014
- 160 Pages
- Hanser Berlin
- ISBN 978-3-446-24650-8
- Deutschland: 20,00 €
- Österreich: 20,60 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-24699-7
- E-Book Deutschland: 8,99 €
Daniel Schreiber tells the story of his gradual descent into alcoholism with great sincerity and narrative prowess, cataloguing the taboos and debunking the clichés common to our perception of alcoholics.
For a long time drinking was as much part of Daniel Schreiber's life as work. Increasingly, he had a surfeit of both — too much work, too many drinks. Occasionally he caught himself wondering if he was in the process of crossing the line between social drinking and full-blown alcoholism, but justification was always within reach – as was the next glass of wine. Yet eventually it became clear to him that he was destroying his life in the long term, so he finally sought help.
With expressive skill, Schreiber graphically portrays his slow decline and the insidious mechanisms of self-delusion that permit so many people to ignore their alcohol problems. He asks why society condones alcohol as a drug yet stigmatizes those unable to handle it. Nüchtern tells the moving story of the farewell to an addiction – the story of a fresh start and the promise of hitherto unexpected contentment. Daniel Schreiber tells the story of his
gradual descent into alcoholism with great sincerity and narrative prowess, cataloguing the taboos and debunking the clichés common to our perception of alcoholics.
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