“The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic: Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory...”

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Giving Up Alcohol By Taking My Inventory

“Why do you drink? I wrote, “It relaxes me. It’s my reward at the end of the day. It’s … it’s … it’s …” Okay, this smacked of laziness …

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How to Pray 101. Hint: I Didn’t Learn It in Church

“I realize that when I pray, I assume I’m not perfect enough for God. I assume God disapproves of me, is disappointed in me …

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