Featuring live readings by Joyce Maynard and Pam Houston!
Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up ($16.00), edited by Caren Osten Gerszberg and Leah Odze Epstein delves into a topic that’s as ubiquitous in their lives as it is complicated: their relationship with alcohol. In Drinking Diaries celebrated writers including Jacquelyn Mitchard, Daphne Merkin, Kathryn Harrison, Ann Hood, Ann Leary, Pam Houston, Jane Friedman, Elissa Schappell, Asra Nomani, Priscilla Warner, Rita Williams, and Joyce Maynard, take women's drinking stories out of the closet once and for all. Drinking Diaries is a candid look at the pleasures and pains of drinking, and the many ways in which it touches women’s lives.
Caren Osten Gerszberg is a freelance writer and co-founder of the blog Drinking Diaries. Gerszberg’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Parents, and other national magazines and websites.
Leah Odze Epstein, co-founder of the blog Drinking Diaries, is a young adult and adult fiction writer. She has worked as a news assistant at The New York Times, an adjunct professor of writing at Baruch College, and an assistant editor at One World/Ballantine Books.