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A poet, journalist, and activist, Alicia Cook offers a soundtrack of survival.
Structured like an old-school mix-tape, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately is Alicia Cook's lyric message to anyone who has dealt with addiction. "Side A" touches on all aspects of the human condition: life, death, love, trauma, and growth. "Side B" contains haunting black-out remixes of those poems.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Her series, “The Other Side of Addiction,” written in honor of her cousin Jessica who lost her life to heroin, has developed a worldwide readership. These are very personal accounts, written to shed light on this deadly epidemic and prove that anyone can be affected. Her efforts were featured on the episode “A Family Disease” by the Emmy nominated documentary series, “Here’s the Story”.
Alicia Cook currently writes full-time as the Director of Institutional Communications at Bloomfield College. She loves the ocean, French fries, champagne, and spending time with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The way this was written was good. And some of the verses and poems was interesting too. I recognized some of the songs. Interesting read.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook! This book consists of poems labeled Track One through to Track Ninety-Two. Each poem is followed by a song the author was currently listening to when constructing the poem. My favorite poem is Track Fourteen: "Just because I don't trust you doesn't mean I have trust issues. Just because I won't commit to you doesn't mean I have commitment issues. Just because I watch what I eat doesn't mean I have body image issues. Just because people have left my life doesn't mean I have abandonment issues. Just because I yearn to grow and evolve doesn't mean I have identity issues. I know exactly who the hell I am." That is a slam dunk of confidence and well being! There are two sets of ninety two poems. The first set is each full poem with a coinciding song. The second set is a remix of each of the previous poems, in order, with specifically chosen words to create new, smaller poems with a different song that matches the remake better. This book is full of healing poems that feel like a balm applied directly to your heart! I plan on purchasing this poetry book for the patrons at the high school library because I know several students who will appreciate the heartfelt words pouring into each poem. 5 stars!