A Spiteful Guide to Self-Improvement

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Jun 6 · 3 min read
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By Edith Zimmerman

I got sober out of spite. I also got sober out of wisdom and courage and rationality and sadness and loneliness and boredom and desperation, a vague desire to be a wife and a mom, and — especially — because of a book, but, deep down, part of it was because I wanted to prove someone wrong. To “show” them. To “make” them “sorry.” I had recently been in an argument, which was also…

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