* For our Drinking Diaries book trailer, we asked writers to read the first line of their essay (or to pick out one powerful line). We were struck by how much one line can reveal. Here’s mine: “At my sixth birthday party, my mother got drunk.”
One of our readers posted a comment saying she watched the book trailer and it triggered the following: “Vivid memory of going through my mom’s wallet after she died, and finding an A.A. card. So many questions, no answers.”
There’s so much emotion and intrigue in that 21 word sentence I wondered—do other people have powerful one or two line drinking stories?
If so, please share yours in the comments section under this post.
Here are two choice quotes from the interview:
“I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day,” she said. “I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool.”
“At first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side,” she said. “It’s exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it.”
*Britney Spears’ handlers have banned alcohol from backstage at her new TV show, the X Factor, illustrating just how hard people have to work to stay sober in an alcohol-sodden world. Sometimes, it’s better just not to have the temptations around.
“According to USMagazine.com, Britney’s representatives said in a note: ‘Very important. We require you to empty minibars of all alcohol.
‘And no gifts of wine or any other alcoholic beverages, please.’”
Photo Source Lana Del Rey
Photo Source Britney Spears