Bottom of the glass

Kristi Coulter got tired of drinking culture, so she got sober and wrote about it.

By NICOLE BRODEUR
August 29, 2018 21:15
4 minute read.
‘IF I didn’t grab this moment, I was never going to quit.’

AN ANCIENT manuscript sends Russell Woolfe on a surprising journey‘IF I didn’t grab this moment, I was never going to quit.’. (photo credit: MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS)

 
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You want to know what happens when you drink? Kristi Coulter can tell you, because she has had to deal with glugging, glassy-eyed folks at work parties and hotel pools, at holiday events and airport lounges, all while being stonecold sober.

“Once the third drink starts, people start repeating themselves,” Coulter told me recently. “They get louder. Their opinions get more emphatic. Whatever they think, they think more. They cling to that idea.”

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