Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas was 23 when she wrote the international bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, an unapologetically candid and extremely controversial account of her experiences as an underage drinker. The book sparked a national conversation about teenagers and alcohol, earning her literary praise, igniting talk show debates and helping to change national policy. Her new book titled “FURY” takes readers on another journey into Koren’s life and the struggles that many others may have. In addition to pursuing the origins of Zailckas’s deep-seated, displaced rage, FURY also offers an intimate portrait of a romance, as well as an unflinching examination of growing up in a family where talking about or dealing with anger was off limits. A story about becoming a woman, a wife, a mother and, most importantly, it is a story about becoming more human.