Tag Archives : alcoholism

Books · Emotional Health

Book Review: ‘Drinking in America: Our Secret History,’ by Susan Cheever

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Because of our ambivalent relationship to alcohol, our shame and the wide pendulum swings in our attitude about it, drinking has never been wholly integrated into our culture in an open, normative way. While some may argue there is no way to be normative about a substance so easily abused, Americans have a particularly rocky relationship to the bottle.

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Film & Television · News

THE BIG PICTURE—‘ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME’

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
In an upcoming documentary, an icon tells the story of her early days on the stage, the false starts, the failed and full-blown romances, and her present-day struggles with time as she soldiers on from rehearsal to performance, cursing, praying, laughing, despairing, and wrestling with the tricks aging plays on us.
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