Why on Earth do some people pretend to be alcoholics?
James Frey wasn’t the only person to lie about being an alcoholic. In a less cheesy fiction, Jennifer Beals played a woman in the Lifetime movie My Name Is Sara, who follows “an exceptionally handsome” man into his regular AA meeting, and has to admit her truth to retain his affection. I’ve found these fake drunks to be more common than I ever expected.
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