A BOOK CLUB FEATURING LITERATURE BY WOMEN
Join us for the Better Half Book Club, where we’ll discuss Sarah Hepola’s memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget.
For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was “the gasoline of all adventure.” She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn’t remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.
An hour-long discussion will be accompanied by light snacks and refreshments. Men, women, and those who identify as neither are all welcome at the Better Half Book Club.
Copies of Blackout can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration is not required.
Note: author Sarah Hepola will be appearing at the Las Vegas Book Festival on Saturday, October 21st. Admission is free and open to the public.