Take the Long Way Home: Memoirs of a Survivor

Take the Long Way Home: Memoirs of a Survivor

by Susan Gordon Lydon
     
 
From a journalist who wrote for the New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone, this riveting and ultimately triumphant story is a testament to the resilience of the human body and spirit.

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From a journalist who wrote for the New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone, this riveting and ultimately triumphant story is a testament to the resilience of the human body and spirit.

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In this well-written, engrossing book, journalist Lydon--author of the important feminist essay ``The Politics of Orgasm'' and a cofounder of Rolling Stone --unflinchingly chronicles her metamorphosis from a ``normal'' young wife and mother to a degenerate junkie who engaged in every imaginable form of self-destructive behavior. After intervention, Lydon's will to live emerged and ultimately prevailed. What is extraordinary about Lydon's sadly familiar story is that she survived 25 years of massive drug use, which included heroin and crack, and lived to write about it. This book is the result of her belief that she lived so that others might benefit from her experience. The author's joy in her recovery and in her life today is infectious and may well inspire others. Recommended for public libraries.-- January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062507235
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/17/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
336

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