Drunken angel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Alan Kaufman drank to fill the huge hole in his heart, wrecking himself and everyone in his path. In Drunken Angel, the poet and critically acclaimed writer recounts with unvarnished honesty the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. With his estranged daughter as inspiration, and two unforgettable mentors for support, Kaufman cleaned himself up at age 40, taking full responsibility for nearly destroying himself, his work, and so many loved ones along the way. Kaufman minces no words as he looks back on a life pickled in self-pity, self-loathing, and guilt, delivering a lacerating, cautionary tales of a life wasted and reclaimed.
More Details
ISBN:
9781936740024
9781483060040
9781936740062
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6eb574b3-ccd5-8128-bd64-5d0873d8a193
Grouping Titledrunken angel
Grouping Authorkaufman alan
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-08 04:46:59AM
Last Indexed2019-12-08 04:47:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAlan Kaufman
author_displayAlan Kaufman
available_at_arlingtonWestover
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonWestover Adult Nonfiction
display_description"Alan Kaufman recounts with unvarnished honesty the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Kaufman was a drinker so mauled by his indulgences that it is a marvel that he hung on long enough to get into recovery. With his estranged daughter as inspiration, Kaufman cleaned himself up at age 40, taking full responsibility for nearly destroying himself, his work, and so many loved ones along the way. Kaufman minces no words as he looks back on a life pickled in self-pity, self-loathing, and guilt. Reading Drunken Angel is like watching an accident to see if any of the victims crawl away barely alive. Kaufman did, and here he delivers a lacerating, cautionary tale of a life wasted and reclaimed"--
format_arlingtonBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id6eb574b3-ccd5-8128-bd64-5d0873d8a193
isbn9781483060040
9781936740024
9781936740062
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13749535.i16998315Westover Adult Nonfiction362.29 KAUFM1falsefalseOn ShelfNov 25, 2019wan
overdrive:878a73b1-6b49-4c47-beab-5de179727734-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:7c85ff96-1664-47e0-a1c8-a2423f76387a-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-12-08T09:47:37.992Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington362.29 KAUFM
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonWestover
primary_isbn9781936740024
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13749535BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishViva Editions, [2011]463 pages ; 23
overdrive:878a73b1-6b49-4c47-beab-5de179727734eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2011
overdrive:7c85ff96-1664-47e0-a1c8-a2423f76387aeBookeBookEnglishViva Editions2011
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13749535.i16998315On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:878a73b1-6b49-4c47-beab-5de179727734-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:7c85ff96-1664-47e0-a1c8-a2423f76387a-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAlcoholics -- Biography
Fathers and daughters
Kaufman, Alan
Kaufman, Alan -- Sexual behavior
title_displayDrunken angel
title_fullDrunken Angel
Drunken angel / Alan Kaufman
title_shortDrunken angel
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Fiction
Literature
Nonfiction