It’s been over three years since we started this blog, and we are so grateful to all of you who have shared your stories and read those we’ve posted. As you probably know by now, Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up (Seal Press), a collection of 28 original essays, has hit the bookshelves.
While drinking is the thread that ties these stories together, the anthology covers a spectrum of themes–with voices that vary in perspective, age, culture and experience. There is truly something for everyone here, and we hope you will enjoy it.
Below are some photos from our book launch event at the Strand Bookstore in New York City on September 5, and our second event, a reading sponsored by the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY on September 9th. There are readings being scheduled at BookCourt in Brooklyn, NY on October 21st at 7 pm, and at Magers and Quinn Bookstore in Minneapolis on Wednesday, November 7.
The crowd at the Strand
Ann Leary (l) and Joyce Maynard (r) during the Q & A
front (l to r): Ann Leary, Joyce Maynard, Daphne Merkin; back: Laura Jofre, Emma Kate Tsai, Caren Osten Gerszberg, Sari Botton, Helen Stapinski, Leah Odze Epstein, Eva Tenuto
Liza Monroy reads at the Golden Notebook event
From l to r, authors Liza Monroy, Eva Tenuto, Sari Botton and Amy Ferris sign books. (*photo by B. Greenwald)
Drinking Diaries authors and editors after Woodstock reading