Elisabeth Sharp McKetta shares a personal story about how overcoming lip balm addiction led to a bigger perspective on real “needs” . . .
EXCERPT: “There is an invisible line dividing before and after in most addictions, and even in such a ridiculous one, the line existed.”
ABOUT ELISABETH SHARP MCKETTA
Elisabeth Sharp McKetta is the author of She Never Told Me about the Ocean and eight previous books. “Moist” also appears in her first essay collection, Awake with Asashoryu, published by Paul Dry Books in 2022. Elisabeth teaches writing for Harvard and Oxford, and she lives with her sea-swimmer husband and two young children.