In episode 002 of the Monkeybicycle podcast, Jamie Iredell reads from his new collection of essays, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac (Future Tense Books). Iredell takes on such topics as drugs, alcoholism, body image, racism, feminism and religion, while shining a light on some of the darkest moments of his life. He reads here from a chapter titled “A Brief History of Opiate Use.”
What reviews are saying:
“If Hunter S. Thompson had decided to write something while pretending to be a anthropologist with a passion for booze and a big heart, the result would probably be something like this. ” —Verbicide Magazine
“. . . a moving collection of work . . . contains some of the best essays you’re likely to read this year.” —Vol. 1 Brooklyn
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