Essential reading for addicts and those who feel “other” I stumbled upon this book purely by chance.Having had a history of addiction / mental health problems myself I thought I’d give it a read.This really is essentially reading for anyone who has known the pain of depression and mental illness and sought solace through self medication.Dresner articulates the misery of a brain that tells you you’re worthless with such candour and honesty while relating the pointless act of self medication with a gallows humour…
A moving warning – with the dirty details Incredible book – an astonishing, candid, raw, funny tale of Amy Dresner. A powerful auto-biographical ride through the storm of life with moving and painful insights into the mind of an addict. The rehab, 12-Step, recovery and halfway house stories are gems – bitchy and brusque to counterpoint how low a human can go. Jeez she had it tough (a fair whack of her own making) but this has helped give me a (helpful) perspective on my own world. But it’s no manual. it’s a warning and a memoir in…
A dazzling, gritty, memoir of addiction and self-rescue. This is one of the most bracing and cathartic addiction memoirs I have ever read. What makes it so outstanding is Amyâs ruthless candour about her own responsibility in creating the mess she found herself in, and gradually pulling herself out of it. How she survived to tell the tale is a bit of a miracle, but somehow she managed to navigate a very crooked path through rehabilitation, reflection, and true grit. I am really glad she did. This book, despite the gravity of her condition, made me…
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