Who is Brenda?
Writing this blog is scary. I’ve written about other people for the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, The Daily Herald, and Ad Age, but never myself. And here I am sharing the diary I kept the year I got sober, and most people don’t know I’m an alcoholic. I didn’t lose my good name, my husband, or even my driver’s license. I’m the woman next door who was fun to party with and could drink a 250-pound man under the table. I’ve changed the names of my friends, but my family, well, you’re my family and there’s no changing that. December 27, 2002, marks the day I quit drinking. So here goes.