Our next Letter in the Mail is from debut author Erin Khar! Erin writes to us about the importance of remaining a student throughout our lives, the reiki session that changed her life, and more.
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Erin Khar‘s debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me (Park Row Books, 2/25/20), has appeared on most-anticipated lists from The Rumpus, SELF, Apple Books, Goodreads, Bitch Media, Alma, and others. The New York Times writes: “Khar’s buoyant writing doesn’t get mired in her dark subject matter. There is an honesty here that can only come from, to put it in the language of 12-step programs, a ‘searching and fearless moral inventory.’ This is a story she needed to tell; and the rest of the country needs to listen.” Her weekly advice column, Ask Erin, is published on Ravishly. Her personal essays have appeared in SELF, Marie Claire, Salon, HuffPost, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and others. She lives in New York City.
Photograph of Erin Khar by Sylvie Rosokoff.