“The Seltzer Man” by Helene Stapinski

by guest July 2, 2014

by Helene Stapinski I finally fired the seltzer man. It was a long time coming. But I feel awful. My husband had seltzer delivered when he was a kid growing up in Park Slope. This was the 70s, not the 40s, so seltzer delivery was retro even then. So when my husband saw the seltzer […]

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Interview with Candan Yazar Osma, author of “The Journey Home”

by Caren June 18, 2014

From time to time, we post short interviews with interesting people about their thoughts and feelings on women and drinking. There is such a wide array of perspectives about this topic, and we are excited to gain insight into as many as possible and to share them with you. Candan Osma Yazar is a recovering […]

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Interview with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Editor of the Fiction Anthology, “Singapore Noir”

by Leah June 4, 2014

From time to time, we post short interviews with interesting people about their thoughts and feelings on women and drinking. There is such a wide array of perspectives about this topic, and we are excited to gain insight into as many as possible and to share them with you. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is the New York-based […]

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Midlife Drinking: Part 1

by guest April 2, 2014

by C. Anne Roberts I do not have a drinking problem. There have been mornings where my head is explosive, barely holding itself. And there have been nights that I barely remember. But there have also been afternoons that were incandescent. Dinner parties that were magical. I’ve seen groups of people who could not be […]

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Excerpt from “Drinking To Distraction,” a Memoir by Jenna Hollenstein

by Leah March 26, 2014

Six years ago, Jenna Hollenstein stopped drinking. Though she could never quite identify herself as an alcoholic, she realized that alcohol detracted from her life in subtle but important ways. It became a means of avoiding her life, a way to numb herself to uncertainty, something to take the sting out of loneliness, sadness, and […]

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