“How do I do all this and still drink enough every day to kill or stun the average mule? Many great writers did some of their finest work when blotto, smashed, polluted, shitfaced, squiffy, whiffled and three sheets to the wind. […] I have never been late for an appointment, never had to cancel a speaking arrangement. I do radio and TV and I don’t slur. I’ve never missed a deadline: you can check that. So it can’t be the case I’m a fall-about drunk. If I needed to prove it to you, I could knock down a lot of booze while we were talking and you wouldn’t notice it.” – God Is Not Great author and functioning alcoholic Christopher Hitchens to the Times of London.