Book Giveaway: “Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping”

by Caren February 11, 2015

The recently published book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping (Greenpoint Press), by Laura Zinn Fromm, is a collection of essays that is part memoir, part cookbook. Trying to find comfort in a family fraught with mental illness, Laura weaves together stories about food and family, food and friendship, food and pain, food and life. […]

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When “Mommy needs a drink” Isn’t Funny Anymore

by Caren October 13, 2014

I recently came across a piece that was published last year, yet seems as important and relevant as ever. Originally published on Salon, and written by Leslie Garrett, the piece describes the author’s experience as both the daughter of an alcoholic and a new, tired, stressed-out mother, and how those jokes about mommy’s drinking can be deeper […]

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An Excerpt From “Drunk Mom: A Memoir” by Jowita Bydlowska

by Leah July 16, 2014

Below is an excerpt from Jowita Bydlowska’s memoir, DRUNK MOM. While at first, I found the book unsettling for its close-up perspective of a woman as she hits rock bottom, as I continued to read, I began to appreciate and admire her raw honesty. Don’t let the book’s title fool you. In The New York […]

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"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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