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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » pretty much sums up my snarky attitude about the romanticizing of alcoholism

pretty much sums up my snarky attitude about the romanticizing of alcoholism

How Come No One Celebrates My Alcoholism Like John Cheever’s?

You know, seminal American author John Cheever and I have a lot in common. He needed to drink a fifth of scotch before he had the courage to utter a word to another human being, and so do I. Much like Cheever, I’m completely blotto by 10 a.m. because of a deep, withering fear that my family will eventually discover my bisexuality. And, to top it all off, we were both born in Wollaston, Massachusetts, if you can believe it! But just because he’s one of history’s finest short story writers, Cheever’s epic benders are considered delightful, whereas I’ve just got a “serious problem with alcohol.”

What a bunch of horseshit.

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