"Write drunk, edit sober."

Tennessee Williams in his cups.
A often cited quote from Ernest Hemingway, known for his drinking.

Why have so many writers been alcoholics and addicts?

A new book, The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, by Olivia Laing, just published in England by Canongate and to be published in America in December by Picador, explores the lives of many well known authors.

To order The Trip to Echo Springs from Powells Books, the world's largest single site new and used bookstore, click on the image below:

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