the recovering: intoxication and its aftermath
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
Beyond Ink and Whiskey
Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.