Today I have another recovery episode for you, with my guest Kristi Coulter. I first learned about Kristi when an essay that she had written went viral, and if you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so. Even if you’re not in recovery, the messages she shares are so powerful.

In this episode we discuss a lot of Kristi’s writings, including an essay she wrote about how to not drink at Thanksgiving, and she shares with us her story about her relationship with alcohol (and the road to recovery).

Kristi is an incredible writer and woman in recovery, and I’m so honored to have been able to speak with her and share this important conversation.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • All or nothing and should your drinking be binary? (10 minutes and 24 seconds)
  • Kristi’s thoughts on whether liquor is a “feminist talisman” (16:40)
  • How drinking really effects moms…(19:26)
  • Her tips and strategies from her series on “How Not To Drink” (31:28)
  • Yes – the world is more accommodating than you think to your sobriety! (36:16)

Resources from this podcast:

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Kristi’s essay, Enjoli
You can find a list of Kristi’s writings on this page
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Recovery Series Episode with Holly Whitaker

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Kristi Coulter is an essayist and fiction writer whose work has appeared online at Quartz, Vox, Marie Claire and others and offline in Glamour, Salon’s Virgin Fiction Anthology, and the Mississippi Review. Her debut essay collection, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS, is forthcoming in summer 2018 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She lives in Seattle.

 

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