Addiction + Recovery Panel: While We Breathe, We Hope

Addiction + Recovery Panel: While We Breathe, We Hope

When:
April 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2017-04-29T16:00:00-04:00
2017-04-29T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Kleinert/James Center of the Arts
34 Tinker St
Woodstock, NY 12498
USA
Cost:
$15.
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Jamie Brickhouse
Moderator
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Joan Juliet Buck
The Price of Illusion
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Cat Marnell
How to Murder Your Life
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Lisa Smith
Girl Walks Out of a Bar

 

Addiction is when you keep doing something that’s hurting you but you can’t stop. Addiction takes many forms. You may be surprised to discover what you have in common with others.

 

Moderator Jamie Brickhouse hosts our second dialogue on addiction, featuring fellow writers sharing their stories– and exploring ways they’ve learned to move forward.

 

Jamie Brickhouse tells all in Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), about his journey from Texas to a high-profile career in book publishing amid New York’s glamorous drinking life to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism.

 

Brickhouse has been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Lambda Literary Review, The Fix, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, and the Latin American travel magazine Travesía.

 

Brickhouse has been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Lambda Literary Review, The Fix, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, and the Latin American travel magazine Travesía.

 

Brickhouse spent over two decades in the publishing industry, most recently at two major houses as head of their publicity and lecture divisions. He has also performed stand-up comedy and recorded voice-overs for the legendary cartoon TV show, Beavis and Butthead. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brickhouse lives in Manhattan with his partner, Michael.

 

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These panelists will join Jamie:

 

Joan Juliet Buck is an American novelist, critic, essayist, and editor. She served as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from 1994 to 2001. While a contributing editor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, Traveler, and The New Yorker, she wrote two novels, The Only Place to Be and Daughter of the Swan.

 

Her new memoir, The Price of Illusion (Atria Books, 2017) details her addiction to a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things.

 

Find Joan on Twitter.

 

At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills.

 

In her first book, How to Murder Your Life (Simon & Schuster, 2017) Marnell shows—like no one else can—what it’s like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no.

 

Cat on Instagram.

 

Lisa Smith is a writer and lawyer in New York City. She is the author of Girl Walks Out Of A Bar (Select Books, 2016), her memoir of high-functioning addiction and recovery in the world of New York City corporate law.

 

Lisa’s writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, AfterPartyMagazine.com, and Addiction.com. She is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.

 

She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of The Writers Room in New York City. She lives in New York City with her husband, Craig.

 

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