Nothing Good Can Come from This

Nothing Good Can Come from This

Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency. When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothin...

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Title:Nothing Good Can Come from This
Author:Kristi Coulter
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0374286205
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Nothing Good Can Come from This Reviews

  • Lindsay
    Nov 26, 2018
    I really, really liked this book. Fun when you know some people in it too! :) ...
  • Katherine Pittman
    May 01, 2018
    Thank you to Net Galley for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I have mixed feelings on this book. As another reviewer put it, some essay's were a 2 and some a 5. I found the book very real and relatable. She has a very dry sense of humor, whi...
  • Beth
    Aug 15, 2018
    This book was real, witty, uncomfortable, and unflinchingly honest. Kudos to Kristi Coulter for putting her life out there, even when it's ugly, and for calling out our culture that makes drinking problems seem normal! *Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or ...
  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Sep 03, 2018
    This series of essays about Coulter's journey to/in sobriety is a straightforward look at dealing with the world without alcohol. Coulter doesn't shy away from the difficult stuff and creates a powerful memoir. ...
  • Liz
    Nov 16, 2018
    ?Can you ask the bartender to make me something nonalcoholic that isn't sweet?'... What he got was a coupe glass filled with something that tasted a little like tea, a little like soda, and a lot like belonging. It was delicious" ?What I'm thinking, but don't know yet how to s...
  • lit.erary.britt
    Aug 22, 2018
    This is one of the rare collections that can change lives and I don?t say that lightly. Coulter writes frankly about getting sober with essays that detail her life before, during, and after. She writes about becoming a runner, the bullshit women have to deal with, and the human condi...
  • Katherine Gypson
    Apr 26, 2018
    A new favorite book for me - to sit alongside the work of Cheryl Strayed, Heather Havrilesky and Sarah Hepola. I know a book will stay with me when I have to read it with my journal by my side because the author is prompting me to ask new questions about my own life - to think and look...
  • Joy
    Dec 10, 2018
    This is a well written memoir and the author lives in Seattle so that was interesting to me. It's a quick read but I guess I was expecting more due to the high ratings here. ...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Sep 22, 2018
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I wasn't expecting much when I picked up NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS, which is maybe why it completely blew all of my preconceived notions of what it would be about out of the water. Rather than being the typical navel...
  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    Sep 05, 2018
    Coulter's essay collection about what happens when she stops drinking is both raw and heartfelt -- and also wickedly sharp and humorous at times. Coulter definitely comes from a place of financial privilege -- and she acknowledges this multiple times throughout the collection. She look...
  • Kat Tangney
    Aug 17, 2018
    I wanted to like this soooooo much more than I did. It was okay! I respect any person who is vulnerable enough to share their story with the world, and I think Kristi had a lot of valuable points to make about why women drink. Some of her essays were downright beautiful. The letter to ...
  • Kristin Boldon
    Sep 04, 2018
    I loved this book of loosely connected essays. Ostensibly about how the author stopped drinking in her forties, but a sneaky memoir (oh, the sadness of her childhood!), a love story, adventures with friends, and great honest commentary on being a women at a male-dominated company. This...
  • Kate
    Oct 07, 2018
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  • Remi
    Oct 17, 2018
    I stumbled across this author when an article she wrote was linked to in Quartz. I found her charming, funny and very self aware. When I learned she'd written a book I had to check it out. Reading this book was a delight. She manages to discuss her alcoholism in such a funny and frank ...
  • Kitty
    Nov 14, 2018
    There are enjoyable parts to this, and I like the focus on sobriety, but I got sick of the author's apparent amazement with her uniqueness, especially in the essay "Desire Lines." I was shocked that she wrote this in at least her forties - she often comes off as a teenager. When she ac...
  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
    Sep 13, 2018
    An essay collection reflecting on the author's struggle with alcoholism. Overall I though the writing was really sharp and personal, but as a whole the collection lacked depth and perspective. ...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Jun 26, 2018
    A memoir of the author?s experiences of life, written in a series of relatable essays, including her battle with alcohol and how she used various things to distract from it, such as work, running, being a foodie, AA, and other obsessions. I like the tone used and the way it?s told ...
  • Bonnye Reed
    Apr 07, 2018
    GNab Kristi Coulter can take the most heart wrenching self doubt, the emotional writhing women tend to put themselves through on a fairly regular basis, and turn it around into a hoot. I haven't laughed so much in years. And she manages as well to point out many things women in general...
  • Jane
    Sep 05, 2018
    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...
  • Lissa
    Jul 23, 2018
    I like to read personal essays but I've realized that the more that I relate to an author, the more that I enjoy the essays and I really related to Kristi Coulter. I found this full of low-key humor and so many sentences that I ended up highlighting because it fell so true to me. M...
  • Ramona Mead
    Sep 02, 2018
    I'll be honest, I had this book on my NetGalley shelf for over three months and was avoiding it because I was afraid it would inspire me to quit drinking (something I've been considering for approximately a decade) Initially I thought the author was going to come across as self righteo...
  • Rene Denfeld
    Aug 07, 2018
    I loved these essays. Coulter is a sharp writer, full of wisdom and humor. I think humor is one of the hardest forms to master (I sure haven't), and Coulter is brilliant at it: warm and compassionate and incisively funny. She dissects how the pressures of being a woman today can lead d...
  • Karen Nelson
    Jul 23, 2018
    Nothing Good can Come from This is a series of essays that surprised me as really quite good.. Revolving about the author's difficulty with drinking and quitting, it brings a poignant and entertaining series of stories. The book is well written, enjoyable and yet brings out a lot of em...
  • Nupur Govila
    May 08, 2018
    The book feels very contrived and cliched. There is no strong movement of voice or original thoughts. It did not hold my interest at all and I am a prolific reader who rarely abandons a book but I just couldn?t go through this one. Thank you #Netgalley for the copy though. ...
  • Kristy K
    Jul 17, 2018
    "This is why I drank, you know. Because I wanted every day to be like that. I wanted every day to feel like a movie montage, or at least to end in an epiphany, or at least to have a clear narrative arc, or at least to make some level of sense." 3.5 Stars A memoir told in essay fo...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Sep 29, 2018
    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...
  • Sarah-louise Raillard
    Aug 13, 2018
    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...
  • Carolyn
    Apr 30, 2018
    Note: I received this book from the author/publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm a big fan of memoir/essays told with dry wit. Like enough to say it's probably one of my favorite genres. So maybe I'm biased, maybe I'm burnt out of realistic humor writing, may...
  • Robin Bonne
    Apr 14, 2018
    The opening essay, Enjoli, alludes to how maybe excessive drinking is a by-product of being a ?24 hour woman,? which is an analogy for the sociological concept of ?the second shift.? I thought it was interesting. For my own reasons, I do not drink alcohol and found many of the ...
  • Sarah
    Jul 27, 2018
    I thought this was great. It reminded me a little of Eat, Pray, Love just with a lot of drinking. This book of essays tells the story of how and why Coulter quit drinking. A think a lot of what she has to say can be applied to many aspects of life. People have different addictions and...