Interview with Kristi Coulter (2016)

There was a time when Kristi Coulter and I were sober penpals, and we both said "oh you used to be a writer? me too. before drinking. did you also study writing at school and then not really use it? me too."

I'm sure you've done something like this. You were a person before, and then booze soaked into the fabric of your life and you lost some of the old person, some of the fresh-ideas person, some of the adventurous person.

Then you remove the booze, and the real you starts to shine again. (Really, it is exactly like drowning the little orchid with bottles of wine—it doesn't bloom—and then you stop pouring alcohol on it and it brightens up again.)

OK, so time has passed and now KC is here (book writing and widely-shared-viral-article writing) and i'm here (one book done, sober fiction book underway). 

KC is sober penpal #128 and she's on day 1786 today (Saturday). 

And way back, before she was well and truly famous, I interviewed her on my podcast. I've pulled that audio out of the archives and am sharing it as my weekend audio.

Here is a three-minute sample starting at about the 11 minute mark. This was recorded in July 2016 and it's so cool that we mention the Medium article that would then go on to become the viral piece...


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Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

One thought to “Interview with Kristi Coulter (2016)”

  1. I’m actually doing it!!! I’ve pussy footed round this area for weeks but woolfie wouldn’t let me type. I’m weak, easily persuaded and alone so basically I am woolfies A star student and friend. Listening to you two chatting was amazing and inspiring – here woolfie is making vomit noises to make me feel like I’m creeping but I’m not listening. I’m doing day 1 (again) but I really want to make it further than day 3 this time. I’m rereading your book and have preordered Kristis book too. I have omm and subscribe to monthly podcasts. Thanks for sharing the interview x

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