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Goodreads asked Jamie Brickhouse:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Jamie Brickhouse I'd been sober almost two years when I started writing Dangerous When Wet in a writing workshop. My mother, Mama Jean, had been dead almost a year. I knew I wanted to write about my alcoholism. I knew I wanted to write about her. The first piece I wrote in my writing workshop was about her and a break in our relationship. In the story stood up to her on the phone, but needed liquor courage to do it. Some time during the first semester of that workshop as I flip-flopped between writing about booze and writing about her, I started writing a book about my two most important relationships: booze and Mama Jean. The story of my addiction to booze is told through the lens of my addictive relationship with Mama Jean. One nearly killed me, the other saved me. Guess which.

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