I Can, Too, Quit You
I quit smoking 21 years ago. No applause, please; you don’t congratulate someone for escaping a burning building. But I am rather pleased with myself for Ethlie’s Three Tips for Quitting Smoking. 1. The craving to smoke will pass, whether you pick up a cigarette or not. 2. You never need to be 100% willing quit smoking. You only need to be 51% willing. 3. Quitting smoking doesn’t make you...
Feed the White Dog
I am in Stockton, California, about to venture into a Barnes & Noble and read aloud information about myself so personal that a more reasonable woman would take it to her grave. I never really considered how confessional LOVE ADDICT: SEX, ROMANCE AND OTHER DANGEROUS DRUGS would turn out, nor did I realize how uncomfortable reading it in public would be. There’s a good reason the Catholic...
Ethlie talks LOVE ADDICT on K-EARTH 101 →
Includes your invitation to the Sept. 17 book reading in Los Angeles and Sept. 19 in Santa Barbara!
How can sex and love be addictive? Let me count the ways….
Dodging the Bullet?
This newswire story landed in my inbox a few times, as you can imagine: AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors are charging a 42-year-old woman with stalking after she allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the past year. The 62-year-old victim from The Hague filed a police complaint in August due to the persistent phone calls. Police arrested the suspected stalker Monday, seizing several...
The Seven Year Itch
Like Saturday Night Live’s original oversharer Stuart Smalley, I claim membership in more than one 12-step group. Unlike Stuart’s alter ego, I will probably never become a U.S. Senator. Of course, it was improbable that Al Franken would become a U.S. Senator, so who knows? But back to the 12-step groups. A few decades of listening to people “in the rooms” — a concept so different from...
Today Is The Day!
After a long and sometimes painful gestation, LOVE ADDICT: SEX, ROMANCE AND OTHER DANGEROUS DRUGS (HCI Books) comes into the world today, September 1, 2011. Please ask your local bookstore to sell you a copy, or obtain an e-copy online through the usual suspects, or find me on the street and shake me down for one. I am a soft touch, if you hadn’t already figured that out.