Sarah Hepola's memoir, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget," was a New York Times bestseller. Previously she was personal essays editor at Salon, and a contributing editor at Nerve, where she also ran the Scanner blog on sex and culture. She was the film and technology editor at the Austin Chronicle and the music editor at the Dallas Observer. She was, ever so briefly, a high school English teacher. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, the Morning News, and on NPR. She lives in Texas.