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Five books to read in treatment or early sobriety, numbered arbitrarily . . . . MORE  

Writers Anonymous

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The addiction community is full of great material for a writer in recovery. MORE  

Mary Karr Names Names

By Nina Puro

A quarter-century of sobriety has filled the Liars' Club author with candor. She proves it by treating The Fix to her unfiltered views on David Foster Wallace, Dr. Drew, James Frey and much more. MORE  

The 10 Strangest Drugs in Fiction

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

The real world's got nothing on the invented substances found in the trippiest works of literature, like A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings and Infinite Jest. MORE  

David Foster Wallace's Real-Life Rehab Experience

By Hunter R. Slaton

After hitting bottom in Boston, the author checked into a famed psychiatric hospital and then a gritty halfway house. MORE  

David Foster Wallace's Not-So-Sober Plot

By Hunter R. Slaton

A new bio reveals details of the late novelist's druggy past—including a plan to off Mary Karr's husband. MORE  

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