Clinton St. Quarterly, Vol. 9 No. 2 | Summer 1987 (Portland) /// Issue 34 of 41 /// Master# 34 of 73

CALLAHAN UNBOTTLED For Bobby I think I was an waiting to happen alcoholic A fte r that I drank anything I could get my hands on. The very firs t time I drank I got drunk (Age 11). Once I started drinking I couldn’t stop. Often I got sick. I & 1 I couldn’t imagine life without alcohol. Restless and bored when sober, I managed to quit fo r briefperiods but I fe l t tentative about my sobriety. Booze made me fee l normal and uninhibited. I t gave me courage to do things I could never do sober. B. Bladder problems on the bus. . . Clinton St. Quarterly—Summer, 1987 BY JOHN CALLAHAN I I always did silly things while drunk: A . Ill advised sexual encounters. . . C. In ja il fo r a minor car wreck at 17, I ended up in a cell with a child molester who looked like Peter Lorre.