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Naked, Drunk, and Very Tired

What I learned from trying to live like a genius

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It’s 6 o’clock in the morning, and my privates are the temperature and color of a blue raspberry snow cone.

I’m sitting on a deck chair on my open-air back porch, which overlooks an alley and half a dozen houses. It’s November in Chicago and the weather is a nippy 24 degrees. On any other day, I wouldn’t…




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Eric Spitznagel

Eric Spitznagel

I’m a freelance journalist, author of 10+ books, and the Executive Editor of The Arrow, a digital newsletter from AARP created by and for Gen-X men.

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