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 Koren Zailckas Biography

Koren Zailckas is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, a riveting account of her experiences with alcohol abuse as a teenager and college student, and its follow-up, Furry. Barnes and Noble selected Smashed for its 2005 Discover Great New Writers program and Entertainment Weekly named it “one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America.” Zailckas’ latest book, Mother, Mother: A Novel, is her debut work of fiction about a family torn apart by a deeply flawed mother.

From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, 24-year-old Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual." With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, she describes her first sip at 14, alcohol poisoning at 16, a blacked-out sexual experience at 19, and total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at age 22, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between. Her unflinching candor and exquisite analytical eye get to the meaning beneath the seeming banality of girls getting drunk. She convinces us that her story is the story of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics – yet – but who use booze as a shortcut to courage, a stand-in for good judgment, and a bludgeon for shyness, each of them failing to see how their emotional distress, unarticulated hostility, and depression are entangled with their socially-condoned bingeing.

A crucial book for any woman who has succumbed to oblivion through booze, or for anyone ready to face the more subtle repercussions of their own chronic overdrinking or of someone they love, Smashed is an eye-opening, wise, and utterly gripping tour de force.

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Books
Mother, Mother: A Novel

Mother, Mother: A Novel

Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic Fury

Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic Fury

Fury: A Memoir

Fury: A Memoir

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

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  • Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

    Addressing the problem of underage drinking, Koren Zailckas brings to light scientific evidence on how alcohol affects the still-developing teenage brain. She informs audiences of how the younger the age one starts drinking alcohol, the more likely that person is to become addicted. Most compelling, however, is her personal story, the description of her downward spiral, and the experiences that she wishes she had never had. Zailckas shares powerful passages from her book, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, followed by a frank question and answer session. This unforgettable presentation is sure to leave a lasting impression – especially on young audiences.

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Koren Zailckas

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Koren Zailckas Biography

Koren Zailckas is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, a riveting account of her experiences with alcohol abuse as a teenager and college student, and its follow-up, Furry. Barnes and Noble selected Smashed for its 2005 Discover Great New Writers program and Entertainment Weekly named it “one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America.” Zailckas’ latest book, Mother, Mother: A Novel, is her debut work of fiction about a family torn apart by a deeply flawed mother.

From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, 24-year-old Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual." With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, she describes her first sip at 14, alcohol poisoning at 16, a blacked-out sexual experience at 19, and total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at age 22, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between. Her unflinching candor and exquisite analytical eye get to the meaning beneath the seeming banality of girls getting drunk. She convinces us that her story is the story of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics – yet – but who use booze as a shortcut to courage, a stand-in for good judgment, and a bludgeon for shyness, each of them failing to see how their emotional distress, unarticulated hostility, and depression are entangled with their socially-condoned bingeing.

A crucial book for any woman who has succumbed to oblivion through booze, or for anyone ready to face the more subtle repercussions of their own chronic overdrinking or of someone they love, Smashed is an eye-opening, wise, and utterly gripping tour de force.

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Koren Zailckas Speaking Topics

  • Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

    Addressing the problem of underage drinking, Koren Zailckas brings to light scientific evidence on how alcohol affects the still-developing teenage brain. She informs audiences of how the younger the age one starts drinking alcohol, the more likely that person is to become addicted. Most compelling, however, is her personal story, the description of her downward spiral, and the experiences that she wishes she had never had. Zailckas shares powerful passages from her book, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, followed by a frank question and answer session. This unforgettable presentation is sure to leave a lasting impression – especially on young audiences.

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  • How to book Koren Zailckas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Koren Zailckas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Koren Zailckas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Koren Zailckas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Koren Zailckas?

    Booking fees for Koren Zailckas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Koren Zailckas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Koren Zailckas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Koren Zailckas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Koren Zailckas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Koren Zailckas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Koren Zailckas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Koren Zailckas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Koren Zailckas for your event is available upon request. Koren Zailckas generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Samantha Nutt, Elizabeth Cohen, John Zogby, Asra Nomani and Michael Patrick MacDonald. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Koren Zailckas for an upcoming event.

Koren Zailckas Speaking Topics

  • Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

    Addressing the problem of underage drinking, Koren Zailckas brings to light scientific evidence on how alcohol affects the still-developing teenage brain. She informs audiences of how the younger the age one starts drinking alcohol, the more likely that person is to become addicted. Most compelling, however, is her personal story, the description of her downward spiral, and the experiences that she wishes she had never had. Zailckas shares powerful passages from her book, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, followed by a frank question and answer session. This unforgettable presentation is sure to leave a lasting impression – especially on young audiences.

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