If I can't find this book, I may be driven to drink, too.
May 23, 2006 11:43 AM   Subscribe

I am going insane trying to find this book. The author was interviewed on Fresh Air (it might have been a repeat, but played not that long ago). In order to help you help me, there is . . .

I remember that it was a woman, and she'd written basically a memoir about growing up drunk. I remember very clearly that she related this story where after the publication of her book, her mom ran into (something like) her third grade teacher in the grocery store, and told him about the author's life turning around, and this book and whatnot, and he sent her a really cool letter that included (and I am SURE of this detail) the program from her (elementary or middle school) graduation.

I WANT to read this book, but I can't google it up. I've been through Fresh Air's calendar from April and May and nothing stands out (but that doesn't mean it's not there).
posted by Medieval Maven to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is it Smashed?
posted by amber_dale at 11:48 AM on May 23, 2006

It wasn't Smashed?
posted by sohcahtoa at 11:48 AM on May 23, 2006

Have you tried the advanced search on npr.org? This seems to be a likely match.
posted by pmbuko at 11:48 AM on May 23, 2006

Oops, strike that second link...
posted by pmbuko at 11:49 AM on May 23, 2006

Best answer: Was it Parched, by Heather King?
posted by amarynth at 11:50 AM on May 23, 2006

Best answer: Oops, forgot the link.
posted by amarynth at 11:52 AM on May 23, 2006

Response by poster: AHHHH!!! Parched!!!

That's it!!
posted by Medieval Maven at 11:55 AM on May 23, 2006

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