Girl Wasted: A Personal Story of Addiction, Obsession, and Redemption
Brittany Taltos explores her progression into alcoholism, beginning with the familiar and ever-so-common binge drinking in college. She delves into her addiction at every level by highlighting her thirst for fame and attention through two reality TV appearances including the Bachelor Pad and Jersey Shore. After her epic and humiliating failure with television, she escapes to New York, predicting a fresh start. The city poses multiple threats to her happiness and well-being. Her romantic obsession with a middle-aged married financier becomes the catalyst that initiates an alcoholic tailspin, fueled by heartbreak and anger. Brittany’s insatiability becomes apparent at every level. Her eating disorder and alcoholism are in full throttle as she battles the demons inside of her head. Her raw, candid, and unapologetic delivery allows the reader into the mind of an addict while her sarcasm and humor lightens the tone. In the first chapter she asks, “How did my life as a beautiful girl with a college degree and an effervescent personality become a train wreck?”Throughout the book she explores this theme of transformation. Her desire for escaping reality became her reality. She analyzes and reflects on every destructive decision of her twisted mind that ultimately led her to sobriety. She renders provoking questions regarding life-fulfillment and happiness. By the end of the book, Brittany salvages her integrity as a woman and redefines her role as a fighter by not living as a product of her past.
She Graduated College…
She Appeared on Reality TV…
She Hit Rock Bottom.
How does a thriving young woman become a slave to alcohol?
“For the first time in my life, thanks to this book, I feel I finally understand the psychology of alcoholism. As if inspired by the devil, the disease can make you feel alive, happy, confident, and attractive when you’re drinking—miserable, depressed, and worthless when you’re not.”
What Readers are Saying
“Brittany really makes you understand the grip alcoholism can take on an alcoholic. Some people might think why don’t they just stop. Brittany really makes you realize you just can’t stop.
“For the first time in my life, thanks to this book, I feel I finally understand the psychology of alcoholism. As if inspired by the devil, the disease can make you feel alive, happy, confident, and attractive when you’re drinking—miserable, depressed, and worthless when you’re not.“
“This memoir is a raw and at times painful look into the grips of a disease that overtook the author’s early adult life. Whereas some memoirs sugarcoat the downfalls, Brittany shows that recovery is not always a linear journey and the strength that it takes to keep moving forward.”