AUTHOR EVENT: “Girl Walks Out of a Bar” by Lisa Smith | August 26 @ 6:30pm

Dolly’s is thrilled to welcome author Lisa Smith with her book Girl Walks Out of a Bar — for an author event here at the store on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm! 


Lisa Smith was a good girl – a star student – whose hard work and determination took her straight to the top with a job at a New York City law firm.  But while she was making an impression on the law partners and working seemingly endless hours, there was always a cocktail or two with co-workers at the end of the day.  Followed by wine. And beer. And then later, cocaine.  By the time Lisa admitted herself to rehab, she was hiding the fact that she consumed about a bottle of wine and a few lines of coke before heading to work in the morning. In the midst of her successful career, Smith suddenly realized that living with addiction wasn’t just putting her career on the line – it was also threatening her life.

Girl Walks out of a Bar is Lisa’s debut memoir. It’s a story of the smart girl who hid her inner shame and insecurity in a bottle of Merlot while sitting behind her desk in an expensive suit.  It is also the book wished she could have read when she needed help.

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Author Bio: Lisa Smith is a writer and lawyer in New York City. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,, and She is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.

Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced law in the corporate finance group of a leading international firm.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Writers Coalition and The Writers Room in New York City.

More on Lisa’s writing can be found at She can be reached at, on Twitter @girlwalksout, and on Facebook at Lisa F. Smith, Author.


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