Julia Reed on Drinking With Men
In my thirties, I drank a lot of Scotch with a man whom I was crazy in love with. Once, when we were having a particularly dazzling tete-a-tete at an ancient dive, I watched (via closed-circuit TV) a couple kids smash my car windows and make off with my cell phone. I dared not break the spell of the conversation, and besides, there was nothing to be done: The window was broken, the phone was gone. My companion and I ordered another drink and kept talking. It was one of the great afternoons.
From "Things She Can Tell Just By Drinking With You" by Julia Reed for Esquire, 2016; Photo from Julia's Facebook page
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