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The Resource Pour me a life, A.A. Gill

Pour me a life, A.A. Gill

Label
Pour me a life
Title
Pour me a life
Statement of responsibility
A.A. Gill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An astounding and brilliant memoir, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a lifelong addiction and early death. Best known for his hysterically funny and often scathing restaurant reviews for the London Sunday Times, journalist Adrian Gill writes about his near-fatal alcoholism in this extraordinary lucid memoir. By his early twenties, at London's prestigious Saint Martin's art school, Gill was entrenched in his addiction. He writes from the handful of memories that remain, of drunken conquests with anonymous women, of waking to morbid hallucinations, of emptying jacket pockets that "were like tiny crime scenes," helping him puzzle his whereabouts back together. Throughout his recollections, Gill traces his childhood, his early diagnosis of dyslexia, the deep sense of isolation when he was sent to boarding school at age eleven, the disappearance of his only brother, whom he has not seen for decades. When Gill was confronted at age thirty by a doctor who questioned his drinking, he answered honestly for the first time, not because he was ready to stop, but because his body was too damaged to live much longer. Gill was admitted to a thirty-day rehab center--then a rare and revolutionary concept in England--and has lived three decades of his life sober. Written with clear-eyed honesty and empathy, Pour Me a Life is a haunting account of addiction, its exhilarating power and destructive force, and is destined to be a classic of its kind"--
Summary
A meditation on the restaurant critic author's struggles with alcoholism draws on vivid memories from his early years to discuss such topics as his childhood struggles with dyslexia, boarding-school education, long-missing sibling and rehabilitation efforts at a time when addiction was less understood
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526757
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill, A. A.
Dewey number
  • 362.292092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gill, A. A
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
  • Journalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
  • SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
  • Gill, A. A
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Journalists
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Pour me a life, A.A. Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957056785
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780399574917
Lccn
2016026427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957056785
Label
Pour me a life, A.A. Gill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957056785
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780399574917
Lccn
2016026427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957056785

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