Judy Berman

Aug 08 2012
I would get these funny zaps of envy reading her prose. I should have done more drugs, I would stupidly think. I should have fallen deeper in the hole. I was just a garden-variety lush, so enamored of booze I didn’t even bother with hard drugs. And I saw in her drug use and her writing an abandon I never allowed myself, and it gave her articles that unmistakable thrill of things breaking apart.

I don’t want to call Sarah Hepola’s NYT Magazine piece on Cat Marnell anything but perfect.

Maybe one day I will write something on all the weird feelings of guilt/inauthenticity I have over not possessing the temperament to be dangerously debauched.

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