Based on the Award-Winning book -- 2008 Hazelden Publishing
A riveting memoir of what happens to a teenage girl whose life is awash in alcohol, drugs, and the trauma of rape.
“A common story. A rare twist. When the American Dream becomes her secret nightmare, quietly Jennifer Storm begins the dark descent into addiction. Then she discovers that the same events that destroy her, also create her. Written in a humble, raw voice, Jennifer Storm helps us remember where we came from–and why. ‘Blackout Girl’ brings us one step closer to forgiving ourselves for something we didn’t do.”
Melody Beattie, author of “Codependent No More,” “The Grief Club,” and other best sellers.
“Blackout Girl is a little more than 200 pages of nearly non-stop intensity….”
Bismark Tribune Review
“Blackout Girl by Jennifer Storm is an enlightening story of her life. She explains how recreational drugs and alcohol turn into a way of living; making death a more peaceful solution. This is a great book for anyone facing a similar situation. Through recovery programs along with the fellowship you realize you are not alone. This book gives you the tools needed to make healthy choices and lead a wonderful life.”
Marlena Marchesi, Heavenly Wood Works, Inc.
“An extremely honest and provocative book, Jennifer Storm’s Black Out Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America validates the lives and struggles of recovering addicts in living ‘one day at a time.’ Storm’s book will be an inspiration and a means of support for people trying to reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Jenn has taken her own demons and laid them to bare for others to know that they are not alone in their struggle.”
Sue Rankin, Pennsylvania State University
“Like a high-speed train racing uncontrollably down its track, first-time author Jennifer Storm takes her readers on a fast-paced journey through the dark and tremulous world of drug and alcohol addiction. Witty, moving, sometimes terrifying, and always poignant, Ms. Storm’s memoir is told in glinting chapters that eerily reflect the blackouts that so frequented her adolescence. Written in strong, unembellished prose, Blackout Girl is skillfully gripping and ironically addicting; readers won’t be able to tear themselves away from Ms. Storm’s journey from a 12 year old rape victim, to a burned out junkie living from friend’s couch to friend’s couch, to her compelling and tearful recovery at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Storm’s insight into the drug culture of America as well as her talent for exploring her flaws and imperfections make Blackout Girl an encouraging yet haunting experience for readers from all walks of life.”
Blackout Girl was selected by the PA Librarian Association as a Top Ten Must Read for 2008.