Interview with Drinking Diaries
Hi there. I recently gave an interview to the site Drinking Diaries. You can read an excerpt below, and the full interview here. And, as always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments – thanks!
Each week, we post short interviews with interesting people about their thoughts and feelings on women and drinking. There is such a wide array of perspectives about this topic, and we are excited to gain insight into as many as possible and to share them with you.
Lee Woodruff is co-author of the best–selling book, In an Instant, whichchronicles her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Woodruff is a contributing editor for ABC’s Good Morning America, reporting on a variety of home and family related topics. She recently published her second book, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress. A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in such high-profile magazines as Health,Redbook, Country Living, Parade and Family Fun.
How old were you when you had your first drink?
I was probably in ninth grade.
How did/does your family treat drinking?
My mom doesn’t drink at all and my dad was a gin on the rocks with an olive each night kind of guy. It wasn’t taboo but there was definitely no excess—I don’t remember ever seeing my parents drunk.