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The To 50 and Beyond podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Lori Massicot, that teaches you and inspires you to live an alcohol-free lifestyle later in life. For more information and show notes, please visit my website.

Feb 25, 2020

Episode 105

Life at 50 with Amy Dresner 

In this episode, I talk with Amy Dresner, author, writer, former comedian, and recovery advocate about turning 50, ageism, dating, money, and aging parents.

Topics include: 

  • Getting sober in her forties 
  • Amy's story of recovery
  • Aging parents and illness
  • Gratitude for aging 
  • Amy's writing career + book My Fair Junkie 
  • Dating and aging
  • Dating apps 
  • Celibacy
  • Ageism 
  • Financial worries
  • Epilepsy from drug use and crystal meth 
  • Sex addiction 
  • Drug addiction 

 Amy Dresner is a former comedian, as well as a recovering addict/alcoholic and epic, fuck up. She’s been a writer for the addiction/recovery magazine since 2012 and freelanced for, Psychology Today, After Party Chat, Good Men Project, Refinery 29, among others. 

Her first book, “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean,” was released by Hachette in 2017 to rave reviews by critics and readers alike. She’s appeared on the television show The Doctors as well as been a guest on Dr. Drew, Don’t Die, Recovering from Reality, Dopey Nation, and many other podcasts and radio shows. She was a speaker at the She Recovers LA Gala in 2018, receiving a standing ovation. Elle magazine compared her memoir “My Fair Junkie” to Carrie Fisher’s 1987 autobiographical novel, “Postcards from the Edge” and Mary Karr’s 2009 “Lit,” calling it “one for the ages.” Her book is currently in development for a TV series.


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