You stumble home after one innocuous night at the local bar. You're tired, and you feel a little woozy. Your face is flushed... is it usually this red? The back of your tongue swells. You chalk it all up as standard side effects of booze, until the minor flush turns to a burning, swollen rash, and your throat feels like it's being Force-choked by an invisible Darth Vader.
This is what happens when your buzz suddenly turns into a death sentence. And it happened to documentary filmmaker Anat Baron.
"I'll put it to you this way, I didn't have to wait more than three seconds in the waiting room at the hospital -- that's usually a bad sign."
Baron's body struck up an unprompted, incredibly severe allergy to alcohol while she was in graduate school, and now a mere swig of Zima is enough to land her 6ft under before you can say, "Hey, have you seen my EpiPen?" Baron, along with "Linda," a career chef who shares Baron's rare allergy (despite relying on alcohol in many of her dishes -- hence the fake name), took time out of their definitely sober lives to detail the trials and tribulations of being deathly allergic to the cause of and solution to all of man's problems.