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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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Emotional Health

Susan Cheever: Are We All Addicts?

By Sheenah Hankin
Depending on Addiction After a fine lunch at the Dutch Treat Club in New York, attending members put down their wine glasses and turned to listen to the writer Susan Cheever tell us about her new book Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction, a human feeling she finds overwhelming and sees as an addiction. “All humans are addicts,” she claimed without…
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Arts & Culture

Tribute to Nuala O’Faolain at the New York Public Library Draws Overflow Crowd and Literary Lights

By Womens Voices for Change
How does a public tribute to an extraordinary friend and international literary figure who died too soon and too quickly avoid a sentimentality that the subject herself would have found wretched? Let me tell you. Have Sheridan Hay and John Low Beer organize and program the thing. Tuesday night’s service for Nuala O’Faolain, who died in May after a three-month…
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