TWO ROADS ACQUIRES BLACKOUT: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget BY SALON.COM EDITOR SARAH HEPOLA
30 Oct 2014
Following Frankfurt, Lisa Highton of Two Roads has acquired UK rights to a funny and moving memoir of addiction and recovery by Salon.com personal essays editor, Sarah Hepola.
Hepola, a single woman with a rising career in the media, was also a serious blackout drinker. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? What did I do? As she stares down her past in sobriety, Hepola pieces together her story, along with the science and history of blackout itself.
Lisa Highton commented: ‘Raw and ultimately uplifting, in the spirit of Drinking a Love Story and Dry this is a brave young woman’s page-turning story told with humour and, ultimately, clear-eyed truth.’
Sarah Hepola commented: ‘I never got to go drinking in London. But this is much, much better.’
Lisa Highton acquired UK rights from Rachel Clements of Abner Stein. Helen Atsma of Grand Central acquired NA rights at auction from Amy Williams of McCormick and Williams, both Grand Central and Two Roads will publish in June 2015.
Sarah Hepola is the personal essays editor at Salon.com. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Glamour, Slate, The Guardian, and The Morning News. She has worked as a music critic, travel writer, film reviewer, sex blogger, beauty columnist and, ever so briefly, as a high school English teacher. She lives in Dallas.
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