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Walking Tall Mocha Skim Latte

Claudia Winkler, problem drinker.

Mar 8, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 25 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER
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It felt like a liberation. I walked, as I drank, with a spring in my step, nodding in solidarity at passing Starbucks patrons. I thought of Mlle Vallet, with her Coke machines and her theorems and her pendule, and wished I'd had a flag in my pocket. I would've let it fly.

--Claudia Winkler