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Ann Dowsett Johnston

Writer, Editor, Public Speaker

Ann Dowsett Johnston is a winner of five National Magazine Awards, a Southam
Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. A gifted writer, editor and public
speaker, she is a respected advocate in public policy matters and has a distinguished track
record in shaping a broad variety of dynamic publications. She was editor of Maclean’s
university rankings issue for fourteen years and vice-principal at McGill University, which gives
her a window onto the perspective of young women. Most recently, as an Atkinson Fellow in
Public Policy, her thirteen-part series on women and alcohol appeared in the Toronto Star,
which garnered wide acclaim and was the genesis of this book. Ann grew up in rural South
Africa, Northern Ontario and Toronto, and is a graduate of Queen’s University
Ann Dowsett Johnston

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

This is an excerpt from Anne Dowsett Johnston new book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. Thanks to the creative, targeted marketing of the alcohol industry, alcohol has a prominent, stylish presence in the lives of women today. However with this newfound popularity over the last decade comes the disturbing rise of binge drinking, DUIs, "drunkorexia" and alcoholism.
09/25/2013 08:02 EDT