Mike Doughty Interview


The Outlet talks with Mike Doughty about this new memoir The Book of Drugs, medication, luck, Soul Coughing, and more.

“I don’t think active pain is necessarily useful. I don’t know what it’d be like if I was drawing from a [laughs] happy childhood, but I don’t feel like a false self. The first time I’d started taking drugs for depression – I didn’t know I was bipolar yet; this was before I’d gotten sober – my sexuality shut down.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →