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Posts Tagged: sobriety

Voices on Addiction: Searching for Gwen

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This was a reconnaissance mission. My intention was to save her, not alienate her.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Kaveh Akbar

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Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection, PILGRIM BELL.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Alexis Ivy

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“Writing in this way allows me to put order in this disordered world.”

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Voices on Addiction: System Failure

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“Was it vodka?” Mama said. Her voice had cracks in it. Why ask? She knew.

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Voices On Addiction: A Conversation with James Brown and Patrick O’Neil

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James Brown and Patrick O’Neil discuss WRITING YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY.

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Voices on Addiction: Safety in a Blue Light

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Television babysat our family—our thirteen-channel set, reception via a rooftop antenna.

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The Desire for a Pain-Free Existence: Talking with Karen Tucker

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Karen Tucker discusses her debut novel, BEWILDERNESS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Susan Shapiro

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“My challenge was to tell my own story but also find ways to weave in wisdom and gravitas.”

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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Voices on Addiction: Family Tree

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The toll I took on people I love can’t be measured. But I want to know.

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Voices on Addiction: There Were Also Girls, Women

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I always thought I was too smart to be one of those girls.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Erica C. Barnett

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Erica C. Barnett discusses her debut memoir, QUITTER.

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Voices on Addiction: Call Us Beautiful

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I’m saying people can be imperfect and still be remembered as beautiful.

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Voices on Addiction: A Body Full of Ghosts

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I’ve known since I was a child that the world is ending. I felt it in my bones.

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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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A Modern-Day Witch: Talking Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs discusses his new memoir, TOIL & TROUBLE.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Emily Arnason Casey

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Emily Arnason Casey discusses her debut essay collection, MADE HOLY.

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I Am the Ignition

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I don’t believe in redemption stories.

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