New Book, Old Story –
April 13, 2019 – On July 4, 1934, a 30-year-old New York-based writer and publicist named Marty Mann got staggeringly drunk at a party and fell from a balcony. She nearly died, fracturing her leg and breaking her jaw, and spent the next six months in traction. In the hospital, with her jaw wired shut, she begged friends to smuggle in whiskey so she could drink it through a straw. A hard drinker since her early 20s, Mann kept on boozing because she didn’t know how to stop. Tired of constantly being drunk or hungover, she attempted suicide twice.