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Posts Tagged: Heroin

What Toulouse-Lautrec Taught Me about Intimacy

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I wanted to stop withholding from them, but withholding was like a drug.

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Voices on Addiction: The Opposite of Hallelujah

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When I imagine his days, the loneliness of it all makes my chest tighten.

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Voices on Addiction: Jokerman

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My family rarely throws the word addiction around. If we do, it is whispered.

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Friction Wherever You Go: A Conversation with Kate Wisel

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Kate Wisel discusses her debut story collection, DRIVING IN CARS WITH HOMELESS MEN.

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Coming Clean

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Intellectually, I know Gracie’s mom loves her and needs help. In practice, I just want my daughter safe.

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The Girl Next Door: Pot Docs and Loss on the California Coast

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[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is.

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Voices on Addiction: Dead Eyes and Bob Barker Crocs

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Broken people are drawn to other broken people. Comparing scars. Laying belly to belly. Two similar pieces of different puzzles.

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The Peep King’s Legacy: A Family Portrait

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The day after Hugh Hefner died, I received a text from my sister that our grandfather was starring alongside James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s new series, The Deuce.

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Analyzing the Why: A Conversation with Jonathan Reiss

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Jonathan Reiss discusses his debut novel Getting Off, his transition from actor to writer, his own past drug use, and our country’s current opioid epidemic.

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A Love Letter to Fuckhead

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If you’re judging your characters, you’re not doing it right. I’ll always be grateful to [Denis] Johnson for teaching me that.

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jade Sharma

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Jade Sharma discusses her first novel Problems, the complicated feelings that came with debuting to rave reviews, and her writing and editing processes.

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The Truth About Lying

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My gut is a red, fiery drum, a beacon of rosy light. My instinct to run is a bright radioactive pink arrow, a bloody blade. I was correct.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Ladies Lazarus

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For Mother, two worlds—earth we inhabit together, then the hot, heavenly body of euphoria and speed. Often, Mother exists in the tear between these worlds, belonging nowhere, to no one.

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The Rumpus Interview with J.D. Vance

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J.D. Vance talks about his memoir, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, the perils of upward mobility, and never forgetting where you come from.

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