Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the bestselling memoir, Blackout. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, the Atlantic, Texas Monthly, and Salon. She is a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News and co-conspirator of the culture podcast “Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em.”

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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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Meet your new Dallas Morning News Staff Writer

I'm taking a gig at my hometown paper in an era when local journalism is dying, and I couldn't be more pleased about that.

February 27, 2024

The Impossible Year

Confessions of a lucky but miserable person at a rather unlucky time

January 1, 2022

Things Fall Apart: Thoughts on Joan Didion

On the master of precise prose, falling in love, and writing as an irrelevant act

December 25, 2021

Cheerleaders, cheerleaders everywhere

And I have been writing their stories.

December 22, 2021

Why I’m Doing a Podcast on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

For most of my life, they were just images to worship or disdain or ignore -- but they're one of the great and complicated stories to come out of my city

November 28, 2021

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

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