It’s an idea. It’s a dream. It’s a nightmare.

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Illustration: Daniel Stolle

Everybody here’s got a story to tell,
Everybody’s been through their own hell.
There’s nothing too special about getting hurt,
But getting over it, that takes the work.

Glen Phillips, “Duck and Cover”


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I don’t believe in ghosts but I absolutely, unquestionably, 100% believe in being haunted.


This Is Us

Boxes of Funko Pop figurines on shelves.
Boxes of Funko Pop figurines on shelves.
Photo: Paul Butterfield/Getty Images



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“Bottleneck” cover by artist Jason Lichtenberger


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“Merrymakers at Shrovetide” (Frans Hals — circa 1616, oil on canvas)


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“Saved” in air quotes.

Paul Fuhr

Author of the alcoholism memoir “Bottleneck” and many articles on addiction, as well as creator/co-host of the music & recovery podcast “Drop the Needle.”

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