Drinking Diaries was conceived, sadly, as a result of my own mother’s drinking. Well into her sixties, my mother’s wine habit went from socially acceptable and culturally expected (she’s French) to deeply problematic.
Caren Osten Gerszberg is a freelance writer and blogger. She has contributed to The New York Times and many national magazines, and is co-founder and editor of the Drinking Diaries blog. You can see a selection of her work at www.carenosten.com, and follow her on twitter: @carenosten