A Required Reading List for Donald Trump

for Book Riot There is a lot the Republican nominee for President doesn’t know. Way more things than could fit on this–-or any–-list. But if he’s going to make an attempt at being a not completely horrible human being, here are a few books that that Secretary Clinton’s opponent would do well to pick up […]

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There’s No One Right Way to Think About Addiction

for NYMag.com I have been a recovering alcoholic for almost nine years. A lot has happened during that time: I’ve watched as the failures of the war on drugs have made themselves clear; as the prevalence of opiate addiction in white, middle-class neighborhoods has swelled; as the problem of addiction has taken on a more […]

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The Baby-Sitters Club Club Podcast: Hi Hi!

for Book Riot I love a good podcast. I listen to them while I do chores around the house, on my commute, and basically anytime I have to leave the house. Fans of Book Riot podcasts know how much a new audio hour download can brighten one’s day. There are many podcasts that are close […]

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Ask Katie: Can I Trust my “Recovered” Partner to Drink in Moderation?

for The Fix** Hi Katie! I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary with my partner. We’ve hit milestones with our relationship, but we’ve also both individually matured emotionally. When we met, John* had a problem. He’d drink liquor heavily when out with friends, which resulted in him being an asshole to me and one time he […]

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Ask Katie: What’s the Deal with Non-Alcoholic Beer?

My latest advice column for The Fix*: “What’s the deal with non-alcoholic beer? Some of my friends drink it and say they are still sober. Others say if you drink it you’re basically going to end up shooting heroin the next day. Beer was never my problem and it would be nice to have a […]

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