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

  • Katherine Pittman
    May 01, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Carin
    Jul 31, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    3.5 stars. some of her essays were a full 5/5, others a 2. Kristi's honesty, retrospection, and introspection are raw and painstakingly detailed. Her journey is a truly remarkable story of determination, grit, and willpower to become truly alive in the world without the burden of a lon...

    Nothing good can come from this Kristi Coulter This is a fascinating and at the same time scary book. Kristi tells honestly and directly her difficult process to first recognise her alcohol dependency and then her difficult struggle to stay sober. She lets the reader get an honest loo...

    3.5, rounded up. It took me much longer than usual to get through this book, as it's not an 'easy read' in the same way that Augusten Burroughs's memoirs or Cat Marnell's How to Murder Your Life are. While her experiences may not exactly be unique or groundbreaking, Kristi Coulter ...

    This is a memoir told in essays, which can feel disjointed, but for me it did come together in the end. Kristi is a successful businesswoman with a drinking problem. This is not a story commonly told. Pretty much all of the addiction memoirs I've run across have felt like a competition...

  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Sep 03, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • fortuna.spinning
    Aug 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Brigitt
    May 07, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    3.5 stars. some of her essays were a full 5/5, others a 2. Kristi's honesty, retrospection, and introspection are raw and painstakingly detailed. Her journey is a truly remarkable story of determination, grit, and willpower to become truly alive in the world without the burden of a lon...

    Nothing good can come from this Kristi Coulter This is a fascinating and at the same time scary book. Kristi tells honestly and directly her difficult process to first recognise her alcohol dependency and then her difficult struggle to stay sober. She lets the reader get an honest loo...

  • Kat Tangney
    Aug 17, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Castille
    Apr 28, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    3.5 stars. some of her essays were a full 5/5, others a 2. Kristi's honesty, retrospection, and introspection are raw and painstakingly detailed. Her journey is a truly remarkable story of determination, grit, and willpower to become truly alive in the world without the burden of a lon...

    Nothing good can come from this Kristi Coulter This is a fascinating and at the same time scary book. Kristi tells honestly and directly her difficult process to first recognise her alcohol dependency and then her difficult struggle to stay sober. She lets the reader get an honest loo...

    3.5, rounded up. It took me much longer than usual to get through this book, as it's not an 'easy read' in the same way that Augusten Burroughs's memoirs or Cat Marnell's How to Murder Your Life are. While her experiences may not exactly be unique or groundbreaking, Kristi Coulter ...

  • Kristin Boldon
    Sep 04, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
    Sep 13, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

  • Lori
    Feb 10, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    3.5 stars. some of her essays were a full 5/5, others a 2. Kristi's honesty, retrospection, and introspection are raw and painstakingly detailed. Her journey is a truly remarkable story of determination, grit, and willpower to become truly alive in the world without the burden of a lon...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Apr 07, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

  • Lissa
    Jul 23, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    ???? ...

    This reads like an intimate 2 am conversation with a best friend. Insightful and erudite. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    "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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

  • Carolyn
    Apr 30, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Eva Hagberg Fisher
    Aug 26, 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Nothing Good Can Come From This is a brilliant, raw portrayal of a the Author?s struggle with alcoholism. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    At turns hilarious and poignant, this is a recovery book that breaks all the stereotypes. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    This book was so good I kept having to put it down to look up, mesmerized, and say "oh my goddddddddd." Coulter's writing is lively, evocative, searing, intimate, personal, political, deeply felt, absolutely humane, and profoundly compassionate. It's also hilarious. I will read her wri...