“Funny and moving” addiction memoir to Two Roads

“Funny and moving” addiction memoir to Two Roads

Two Roads has acquired rights to memoir of addiction and recovery by Salon.com’s Sarah Hepola.

Publisher Lisa Highton bought UK rights to Blackout from Rachel Clements at Abner Stein.

The book is described as “funny and moving”, and tells the story of how Hepola, “a single woman with a rising career in the media, was also a serious blackout drinker”.

“As she stares down her past in sobriety, Hepola pieces together her story, along with the science and history of blackout itself,” Two Roads said.

Highton said: “Raw and ultimately uplifting, in the spirit of Drinking a Love Story and Dry this is a brave young woman’s page-turning story told with humour and, ultimately, clear-eyed truth.”

Hepola, personal essays editor at Salon.com, said: “I never got to go drinking in London. But this is much, much better.”

Two Roads will publish Blackout in June 2015, at the same time as Grand Central publishes in the US.