Addicted

Lorna Crozier Patrick Lane


Addicted

Addicted

  • Title: Addicted
  • Author: Lorna Crozier Patrick Lane
  • ISBN: 9781553651154
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback



With new material from Susan Cheever, Molly Jong Fast, and Rick Whitaker What is this craving that overpowers all else What is it like to be addicted, and what does it take to get straight or sober In this new and expanded edition of a widely praised collection, an outstanding roster of courageous writers present vivid renderings of the addiction experience in all its hWith new material from Susan Cheever, Molly Jong Fast, and Rick Whitaker What is this craving that overpowers all else What is it like to be addicted, and what does it take to get straight or sober In this new and expanded edition of a widely praised collection, an outstanding roster of courageous writers present vivid renderings of the addiction experience in all its highs and lows.These first person accounts describe battles with alcohol, heroin, smoking, food, gambling, and sex Some contributors still struggle with their habits others have managed to defeat them two lost their lives to addiction s ravages This is a book about compulsion, recovery, and struggle a potent concoction that will have readers hooked.Contributors include Lorna Crozier, Peter Gzowski, Patrick Lane, Evelyn Lau, John Newlove, Stephen Reid, David Adams Richards, Lois Simmie, Sheri D Wilson, and Marnie Woodrow.


Recent Comments "Addicted"

Reading this book was addictive. Some of the stories were really deep and descriptive about the desperate moment of truth, when one could actually admit that they had a problem. When a person sees the writing on the wall, so to speak, about whether or not they would beat this thing or if they would live to see another day? How is sneaks up on you, your upbringing, your family, your culture, as a norm. It is not glamourized but portrayed as the tragedy it is. Yet, there was hope shining through s [...]

kind of like the book version of the show "intervention" on bravo but with actual literary gravitas.

stephan reid's story will stay with me forever.

Such a wonderful book for anyone who has been affected by addiction.

Quick, short stories that seem written well and provide some insight. A classic 4/5.

Sometimes hard to read, but always fascinating. Notes from the Belly of the Beast indeed. I felt like I was rifling through underwear drawers, and snooping through secret stashes. Some of the stories resonated deeper with me than others, but all were, at times entertaining, emotional, devastating and unabashedly naked in their telling. Whether you are an addict, know and addict, or grew up with one in your home, there is something here to interest, and maybe even surprise you.Even though I thoug [...]

I just borrowed this book from my sister who is reading it for her university courses. I skipped some stories but read most of them. It was an interesting read and the stories gave an insight to what it's like to be, or know, and addict. 3.5/5 stars because some of the writers were a bit boring.

Some absolutely wrenching stories, heroic stories and so very inspiring. I continue to read this book on a regular basis (my life is sooooo exciting).

Liked it.

A good place to touch base with your own addiction, if you have one. Some truly marvelous writing.

Oh my, this book is depressing. I hope it serves as a galvanizing call to action for someone out there. Yet fighting addiction is just something most people will have to devote the rest of their lives towards.


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