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Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast / Edition 2
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Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast / Edition 2

by Lorna Crozier, Patrick Lane
 

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ISBN-10: 1553651154

ISBN-13: 9781553651154

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Greystone Books

Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays, leading

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Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can also be a source of inspiration. In these frank essays, leading American and Canadian writers explore their surprisingly diverse personal experiences with this complex phenomenon, candidly recounting what happened when alcohol, heroin, smoking, food, gambling, or sex — sometimes in combination — took over their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553651154
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Counting the Bones Patrick lane 1

My Father, Myself Marnie Woodrow 17

Grand Thefts Tom Bissell 35

Junkie Grows Up Molly Jong-Fast 55

An Open Letter to Laura Lois Simmie 67

How to Quit Smoking in Fifty Years or Less Peter Gzowski 79

More and More Evelyn Lau 103

Breathing under Ice Lorna Ckozier 117

The Edge of Doom Susan Cheever 137

Lost in a Cosmic Smoke Show Elianna Lev 149

Drinking David Adams Richards 169

Blackout Sheri-D Wilson 187

Molested Child, So-Called Sexual Savage LesLIE 209

Not Swimming, But Drowning John Newlove 223

One More Last Chance Rick Whitaker 241

Junkie Stephen Reid 255

Afterword 277

About the Contributors 281

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