Issue #69, Intoxication
In Creative Nonfiction #69: “Intoxication,” writers explore the heady thrills—and, sometimes, dangers—of mother-daughter day-drinking; the Nashville music scene of 1983; finding a new romance in midlife; and surrendering to the Holy Spirit.
Plus, Leslie Jamison de-mythologizes the myth of the Drunk Genius; an argument for more humor in addiction memoirs; a potted history of cocktail coverage; tiny truths; and more.
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"What's the Story" by Lee Gutkind
From the editor
"The Lesson" by Jennifer Jordán Schaller
"A Priest Walks into a Bar" by Sarah Shotland
The case for including more humor in addiction memoirs
"Nature is Literally Our Larger Context"
An interview with Kateri Kosek, author of "The Cherry Birds"
An interview with illustrator Aimee Manion
Cocktails 101 Beth Kracklauer
De-mythologizing the Drunk Genius Joe Fassler
The Lesson Jennifer Jordán Schaller
The Cherry Birds Kateri Kosek
Bone Bread Suzanne LaFetra Collier
A Righteous Bender Rachel Sircy
The Last Waylon Party Sarah Curtis
Starbucks and Shipwrecks Sonya Huber
A Priest Walks Into A Bar Sarah Shotland
The Boozy Muse Kira Compton
Yellow Maureen Hirthler
Kira Compton is a Boston-based writer and actor. Her prose and poetry have appeared recently in Right Hand Pointing, Kaleidoscope magazine... read more
Sarah Curtis’s writing has been noted in the 2018 Best American Essays and has appeared in Salon, American Literary Review, River... read more
Maureen Hirthler is a physician and writer. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Missouri–Kansas City... read more
Sonya Huber is the author of five books, including Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and the new essay collection... read more
Joe Fassler is editor of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (Penguin Books, 2017) and the... read more
Kateri Kosek’s poetry and essays have appeared in such places as Orion, Terrain.org, and Catamaran. She teaches college English and... read more
Beth Kracklauer has been a food editor for the Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal since 2012. She has also been an editor at... read more
Suzanne LaFetra Collier has been building Day of the Dead altars for twenty-five years. Her writing has appeared in publications including... read more
Sheila Regan is a Minneapolis-based journalist and arts critic. Her bylines include artnet News, Hyperallergic, The Lily, Broadly, Grok... read more
Jennifer Jordán Schaller is a writer and teacher living in Albuquerque. Her writing has appeared in Sonora Review; Georgetown Review... read more
Sarah Shotland is the author of Junkette, a coming-of-age novel about heroin and hurricanes, and coeditor, with Sheryl St. Germain, of the... read more