The classic tale of one man’s struggle with alcoholism, this
revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a daring
autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature.
It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be
writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another, and then
another, until he’s in the midst of what becomes a five-day binge. The Lost Weekend moves with unstoppable
speed, propelled by a heartbreaking but unflinching truth. It catapulted
Charles Jackson to fame, and endures as an acute study of the ravages of
alcoholism, as well as an unforgettable parable of the condition of the modern man. Download and start listening now!