Falling for Frey was easy for an addict trying to quit. Escaping the subsequently discredited Frey’s influence, like dealing with addiction’s fallout, proved a lot harder.
TimothyJ. Hillegonds is the author of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN: A Memoir (University of Nebraska Press). His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Assay, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Under the Gum Tree, Hippocampus Magazine, The Fourth River, Midway Journal, RHINO, Bluestem Magazine, r.k.v.r.y. quarterly, and other publications. He serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts. In 2019, he was recognized as one of 30 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex. You can visit him at timhillegonds.com.