“best of all, I remember it all”


At The Bold Italic, Bucky Sinister writes about living in San Francisco after getting sober, how he learned to do things without drinking, and his newfound ability to follow through on creative impulses.

“Most importantly for me, I began creating again. In 15 years of drinking, I had one book published. In the last 10 years of sobriety, I’ve published five books, and released a comedy CD and a poetry record. Alcohol was a weight around my neck, keeping me from the creative output of which I was capable.”

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