Sarah Hepola's Blackout is more than just another drinking memoir

Blackout memoirist Sarah Hepola writes candidly about the nights she can't forget — because she can't remember them.
Sarah Hepola confronts addiction in her memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. (SarahHepola.com)

Sarah Hepola is an editor at Salon, a talented writer and a serious alcoholic. Her new memoir Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget is far from the first book about drinking and addiction, but her insight and candour stand apart. 

Hepola joins q guest host Candy Palmater to explain why she's blowing the lid off her story, and why she chose an opening scene that hits readers right in the gut. 

Too many addiction memoirs end at recovery, says Sarah Hepola. That's just the beginning. (Ben Shannon/Fabiola Carletti/CBC)


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