I found myself fascinated by Sarah Hepola’s memoir Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, and so I reached out for a discussion. The book was a huge bestseller when it came out in 2015 and it keeps resonating with new readers. I am one of those readers.
Though I’d never met Sarah in person, she was one of my bosses at Salon.com in 2009 and 2010, and I’d had no idea she was going through any of what was detailed in her book. In this pod, we talk about her enduring hit, and her unusually candid writing style, but also get into a lot more. As a pop culture obsessed young GenXer, Sarah has a particular perspective on the culture and how it’s moved over the last couple decades.
We wanted to talk some sports, but got too wrapped up in the conversation at hand. Next time!