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Let the Haters Hate—I'm Living My Dream

By Sadie Long

First you get sober, then you get to live your dreams. In spite of yourself. And the negativity that tries to bring us down. MORE  

Lawrence Block: One Case at a Time

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

Sober crime writer Lawrence Block's greatest creation may be Matthew Scudder, a PI who trades booze for AA meetings; Liam Neeson is shooting the role for a movie. Block tells The Fix about his life and work. MORE  

J.K. Rowling's New Novel Tackles Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The Harry Potter author's highly-anticipated novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, depicts heroin addiction and a treatment clinic. MORE  

Novelists Seek Help Fighting Internet Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

"Freedom" and other new software help novelists like Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers control their web addictions. MORE  

Writing My Way to Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

Before AA, I couldn’t be honest in my writing. Who knew that a memoir writing class would help me get sober? MORE  

Friends Don't Let Friends Drink and Post

By Hunter R. Slaton

Sloshed "Missed Connections" make for passable found poetry. MORE  

My Own Sober Miracle

By Nic Sheff

I used to cringe when I heard those sober zealots talking about "waiting for the miracle." Then mine arrived—and now I’m terrified I’m going to screw it up. MORE  

Christopher Hitchens, Writer and Drinker, Dies at 62

By Joe Keohane

The celebrated journalist and author's love affair with liquor and cigarettes has ended. MORE  

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