If the entire book had been like the first half, this book would have had five stars easily. Susan Juby's writing style is hilarious, yet touching, and she perfectly describes her teenage drinking years and how she went a little too far. But the second half of the book is all about her recovery and, although an important aspect of the book, it was a litte too dry and lacked the spunk of the first half. I read this book because I had to pick a non-fiction selection for LIBR 2395 and I loved the Alice books, so I thought this one would be a good choice. I wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't thrilled with the book either.