Friday 20 July 2018

This Man's Life: Fear and loathing in New York, while Fergal falls for Elizabeth

Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The Crown
Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The Crown
Barry Egan

Barry Egan

Drink is a curse. And certainly not, as George Bernard Shaw put it, the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Merely a curse.

I am sitting in a room in New York nursing an accursed hangover. The hangover is because I had a few whiskeys too many yesterday on the plane to get me over the fear of flying - ie dying - across the Atlantic.

The hangover is making me think the absolute worst and most negative thoughts imaginable about myself.

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