The Wild Detectives presents Sarah Hepola: Blackout

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Writer Sarah Hepola
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The Wild Detectives will host author Sarah Hepola to present her memoirs, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget (Grand Central Publishing, 2015), coinciding with the release of the paperback edition. Her gripping dark-humored, and brutally honest prose with which she approaches her years as an alcoholic and her inner battle against her insecurities granted her considerably attention last year in media such as the New York Times, LA Times or Washington Post, among others.

Hepola has written many stories about drinking and eating too much. Her essays on culture have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Elle, The New Republic, Glamour, The Guardian, Slate, The Morning News, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor. Her past jobs include: Travel columnist, music editor, film critic, sex blogger, and for about 15 seconds in the late ’90s, she taught high school English. She lives in East Dallas, where she enjoys playing her guitar poorly and listening to the Xanadu soundtrack. Blackout is her first book.

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The Wild Detectives
314 W. 8th St.
Dallas, TX 75208


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