How to Be Sober

If you’re looking to stay sober, first: Shut up

The Cut
The Cut
Aug 23, 2019 · 10 min read

By Michael Rovner

I was enrolled in a small private college in Providence, Rhode Island, where I’d lived in a dorm until the night I squeezed my mattress out through a small window and moved it into a tiny room in an almost entirely vacant flophouse. Here, the only other tenants were a drug dealer, an elderly man, and two gay Dutch…

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