for YourTango I have never seen a Star Wars movie, but I was one of Carrie Fisher’s biggest fans. My first exposure to Fisher was through the book Wishful Drinking, which was published in 2008, the year I got sober. For me, Fisher was not a princess in a gold bikini or a general, but […]Read more "An Ode To Our Misfit Queen (Who Made Us Feel A Little Less Alone)"
This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Dear Katie, I feel so lonely. I have been sober from pot for one month and from drinking for two weeks. My husband is supportive of my sobriety but he’s not sober himself. That makes sense, he doesn’t have a […]Read more "Ask Katie: How Can I Stay Connected with my Non-Sober Husband and Friends?"
for Quartz “There is exactly one reason I am going to the holiday party,” my friend said of his company’s annual gathering. “Free booze.” I have been sober for almost nine years, but I find this logic completely reasonable. Whether they’re with your family, coworkers, or an assortment of cohorts, holiday parties are almost by […]Read more "A sober woman’s journey through the booze-fueled holiday season"
for Book Riot When you think about the places where people cry, there are the usual suspects: homes, hospitals, movie theaters, churches. But there is another place, one that can be magnificent or humble, a witness to daily struggles and momentous occasions that can also bring people to tears—the library. In this post, fellow Book […]Read more "The Libraries that Bought Us to Tears"
This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Hi Katie, This is my third holiday season sober. I come from a big, Irish family and we see each other fairly frequently, though we’re rarely all together (there’s like 25 of us) except at the holidays. I know how […]Read more "Ask Katie: How Do I Not Be the Sober Buzzkill During the Holidays?"
for Book Riot When Amazon released the pilot episode of The Good Girls Revolt last year, I crossed my fingers that it would get picked up for a full season. It did, and as soon as it was released, I binge-watched the entire thing. I have no regrets. The acting is stellar, the writing is […]Read more "The Good Girls Revolt: A Reading List"