Love Junkie: A Memoir

Love Junkie: A Memoir

by Rachel Resnick
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Love Junkie: A Memoir by Rachel Resnick

Rachel Resnick hits her forties single, broke, depressed, and childless. Looking back over years of failed relationships, she identifies a lifelong addiction to love-an addiction to the unfulfilled fantasy of romantic bliss, marriage, and family, and to a string of sexual relationships that only carry her farther from that dream. As she peels back one raw layer after another, she must eventually confront the painful experiences of her childhood-and the difficult work of recovery that lies ahead.
A groundbreaking, compulsively readable memoir, Love Junkie charts Resnick's path from destructive love to intimacy, from despair to hope, and cracks open one of our more elusive and pervasive modern-day addictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596916463
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 574,434
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Rachel Resnick is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick. She has published articles, essays, and celebrity profile cover stories nationally in the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Women's Health, and BlackBook. She is a contributing editor at Tin House magazine. Her essays and stories have appeared in What Was I Thinking?, Stricken, The Time of My Life, Damage Control, The Dictionary of Failed Relationships, The Best American Erotica 2004, Women on the Edge, L.A. Shorts, and Absolute Disaster. She is also the founder and CEO of Writers On Fire, provider of luxury writing retreats both here and abroad.

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Love Junkie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading about thoughts and experiences is where you fit in to the world. This memoit is good enough on its own. Lurid sex does not make it better. I am all for reading about your sex life bot every page! No.
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David_Bremmerton More than 1 year ago
A really excellent memoir. Not the best, but pretty darn good. Very insightful into why relationships can fail and why one can get addicted to relationships without growing as a person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the only books that I literally could not put down. It's intense, horrific in spots and very sad. The level of dysfunction in the author's narrative is a reflection of the level of dysfunction in her nuclear family growing up. If you thought your OWN parents were dysfunctional, reading this will make you apologize to them. It's a powerful book. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, maybe because i was once in her shoes. Its realistic and i love the juicey energy to this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book's first few chapters were bearable, but it was just a big steaming mess halfway in. I couldn't read the rest because it was so needlessly foul. Stay far away from this one!
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Rubie More than 1 year ago
Its a great book! very provocative and intense ... but very well written ... I like how the book jumps from memory to memory in the middle of something that could be happening in the present. Rachel Resnick has had quite a life and I am glad she was brave enough to write about it. Good book.
voyager8 More than 1 year ago
The closest I've ever come to reading another Fear of Flying. She is so much like Erica Jong in her story telling and self searching. A sexual adventure from start to finish. Not your usual sex addict sad saga.
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