Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the bestselling Blackout and the upcoming Unattached. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Texas Monthly, Elle, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Slate, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor.

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‘Simply Extraordinary’

New York Times

BLACKOUT: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. This New York Times bestseller will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change.

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A personal history of Taco Cabana

When a little piece of your landscape disappears

January 17, 2020

The warp of beauty

On Texas women, the shifting sands of plastic surgery, and a complicated relationship to our own bodies

January 3, 2020

Five short stories about ‘Hustlers’

I'm surprised how much I liked this movie I didn't even want to see

October 1, 2019

Burn cigarettes

On a habit I do not miss, except every once in a while when I do

September 8, 2019

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom

A cabin, a canyon, a cat. Part 2 of a Panhandle road trip.

August 21, 2019

Sarah Hepola is represented by Amy Williams of The Williams Company.

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