And so we open the new year with the stories of Helaina Horvitz at Salon which includes such tidbits as:
On Thanksgiving Day, I landed at New York Downtown Hospital for alcohol poisoning, my fourth time since I started college.
“She’s the ninth one today,” the nurse whispered to the doctor when he arrived, shooting my parents a disapproving look. It was no coincidence that three college dormitories were within a four-block radius of the hospital. I am never drinking again, I resolved. And I meant it. But I failed, and failed again.
In other news, she had good grades (3.8 gpa) and graduated yet managed to turn herself into an alcoholic at school. Gotta love those dorms for which we pay so much as parents.
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