I was rigid in the chair crying from both fear and shame

It was so bad I would sit on a cold winter basement floor in pain swigging whiskey to dull the pain like I was a cowboy

Thanks to Longreads the only good website for including Welcome to Hell World on their holiday gift book guide alongside some other great ones.

“Luke O’Neil’s Welcome To Hell World is a vital and despairing collection of essays on modern American life,” they say and that is nice although questionably true.

If you missed this edition of Hell World the othe…

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