Sheri Mcinnis on Drinking

Writers have a reputation for drinking, ever since the 1920s. Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald. They all drank a lot. And then Jack Kerouac drank even more. One professor of mine said famous writers drank a lot because they had to turn their brains off, and alcohol was the only way. I can relate to that. I’m careful about my alcohol consumption, but I think I could easily become an alcoholic. Buzzed is the only time I feel relaxed and normal. The rest of the time, I’m never satisfied. Always trying to perfect something. When I drink, I can finally fucking relax and not fret so much about punctuation, or my hair, or my butt. So I think you’ll enjoy this short piece by another writer:

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