Sarah Hepola


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Sarah Hepola is the personal essays editor at Salon.com, where she reads people’s secrets for a living. She has written many stories about drinking and eating too much. Her essays on culture have appeared in the New York Times magazine, The New Republic, Glamour, The Guardian, Nerve, Slate, and The Morning News, where she has been a contributing writer for more than a decade. Her past jobs include: Travel columnist, music editor, film critic, sex blogger, and for about 15 seconds in the late ’90s, she taught high school English. She lives in East Dallas, where she enjoys playing her guitar poorly and listening to the “Xanadu” soundtrack.

Her memoir, “Blackout,” will be published by Grand Central on June 23, 2015. It was recently named one of
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# 5 White Teeth

part 5 of a 10-part series


I’ve written a lot these past few days, so I will just say this: Zadie Smith might be the perfect woman. At least that’s what I thought as I read “White Teeth,” one of those pyrotechnic multi-character novels about modern polyglot London. She was funny but deep, light but profound. And did you see that author’s photo? Pffft.



Zadie Smith was the first of the “brilliant

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“Sometimes people drift in and out of your life, and the real agony is fighting it. You can gulp down an awful lot of seawater, trying to change the tides.”
Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

“We all live in the long shadow of the person we could have been.”
Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

“Sobriety has a way of sorting out your friendships. They begin to fall into two categories: people you feel comfortable being yourself with—and everyone else.”
Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget



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