The Fix Knows How to Party

By Anna David 06/04/12

Recovery titans and other boldface names come out to toast The Fix—with juice, of course.

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Schrank, Kennedy, Johnston, Bauer and Sheff
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The Fix celebrated our first anniversary (a bit late but hey, addicts are used to that) by marking the release of columnist Nic Sheff’s new book in paperback. Wholly disproving the notion that alcohol is required in order to have a good time, guests cheerfully mingled at the recently renovated Mirabelle restaurant on Sunset in Hollywood—munching on pastrami cured salmon tartare, chicken confit, tomato-mushroom-pepper-asparagus skewers and chocolate pot-de-crème tarts while sipping raspberry lemonade (and, let’s be honest, a whole lot of caffeine).

Actress, bestselling author and Fix contributor Kristen Johnston mixed with Sheff and Fix co-founder Joe Schrank while True Blood and The Wire actor Chris Bauer chatted with Recovery Media (which owns The Fix) Chairman Paul McCulley. Other recovery heavyweights in the crowd included activist and author Christopher Lawford Kennedy, gambling addiction expert Dr. Timothy Fong of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, sex addiction expert Alexandra Katehakis of the Center for Healthy Sex, Charlie Bentz and Kimberly James from Malibu Beach Sober Living, and Love Addict author Ethlie Ann Vare. Fix contributors Nina Emkin and Heather King, as well as media mover and shakers Mickey Kaus of the Daily Caller, Courtney Friel of Fox News, John Griffiths of Us Weekly and Chris Gardner of Wonderwall, also rounded out the crowd. Despite the fact that no chips, tokens or coins were given out, it was certainly an anniversary celebration to remember. And other press outlets agree!

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Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books about overcoming difficulties and coming out on the other side: the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007) and Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), the non-fiction books Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010), Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011), By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and True Tales of Lust and Love and the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013). Find Anna on LinkedIn and Twitter.