Susan Cheever quietly confides about her husband slugging her

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Best of Reading interviews 1999-2000

Susan Cheever, Annie Dillard, Anita Brookner, David Sedaris, and more

Wallace Stevens I remember why I bought The Collected Poems. Stevens’s “Anecdote of a Jar,” from his first collection, Harmonium, published in 1923, was in an anthology I owned. I read and reread “Anecdote of ...

Susan Cheever's life of drinking

And her father John Cheever's alcoholism

“With men, from the beginning, I was messed up. Drinking exacerbated that. One of the things that alcohol really enabled me to do was to mess up my connection to men and to never have to really think about it."

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