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In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls.

With the feminist revolution, women have closed the gender gap in their professional and educational lives. They have also achieved equality with men in more troubling areas as well. In the US alone, the rates of alcohol abuse among women have skyrocketed in the past decade. DUIs, “drunkorexia” (choosing to limit eating to consume greater quantities of alcohol), and health problems connected to drinking are all rising—a problem exacerbated by the alcohol industry itself.

Battling for women’s dollars and leisure time, corporations have developed marketing strategies and products targeted exclusively to women. Equally alarming is a recent CDC report showing a sharp rise in binge drinking, putting women and girls at further risk.

As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, interviews with leading researchers, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissecting the psychological, social, and industry factors that have contributed to its rise, and exploring its long-lasting impact on our society and individual lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A game-changing look at one of our culture’s hidden problems…honest, brave and inspirational.”

    Margaret Trudeau, author of Changing My Mind

  • “A powerful and important book about the increase in alcoholism and binge-drinking among women, and about our willful blindness to the damages of drinking in our culture.”

    Susan Cheever, author of My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson—His Life, and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • A 2013 Washington Post Top 10 Book for Nonfiction
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About the Author

Ann Dowsett Johnston is a writer and editor recognized for her expertise in higher education and alcohol policy. She is the winner of five National Magazine Awards, a recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism. She spent most of her professional career at Maclean’s magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. A graduate of Queen’s University and a former vice principal of McGill, she lives in Toronto.