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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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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