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Memoirs

William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction
5 months ago

William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction

El Hombre Invisible, the Cosmonaut of Inner Space, Bill Lee, William S. Burroughs; the gaunt faced author of Naked Lunch & Junky, talks about his addiction to heroin in the following video interview …
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Share Your Addiction Story Here
1 year ago

Share Your Addiction Story Here

This is your stage. Tell your story. And we’ll amplify it!  We believe that by sharing our stories of recovery, we can empower others to overcome addiction. We need your voice! We’re looking …
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When David Foster Wallace Went to Rehab
2 years ago

When David Foster Wallace Went to Rehab

At the end of 1989, David Foster Wallace was admitted to McLean Hospital, the psychiatric hospital associated with Harvard University, for substance addiction. He was twenty-seven years old and increasingly …
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6 More of the Best Books Books About Addiction & Recovery
2 years ago

6 More of the Best Books Books About Addiction & Recovery

By  • Lists, Memoirs

If you’ve already read through the last 5 books and memoirs about addiction & recovery, here’s 6 more. Hopefully you can gain some insight so you can avoid going to that great …
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Buzz Aldrin’s Descent From Astronaut to Alcoholic
2 years ago

Buzz Aldrin’s Descent From Astronaut to Alcoholic

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took those famous steps that were watched by hundreds of millions, they instantly became two of the most famous people on the planet. …
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5 of the Best Books About Addiction You’ll Ever Read
2 years ago

5 of the Best Books About Addiction You’ll Ever Read

Sex, food, envy, drugs, dreams, drink: addiction is never simple and is rarely forgotten by those who survive it. Addiction is a very patient disease. These 5 writers learned that, …
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A Love of Drinking
3 years ago

A Love of Drinking

In Drinking: A Love Story Caroline Knapp writes about the challenges of balancing life and work as a high-functioning alcoholic. Knapp was an award-winning journalist, an Ivy League graduate from a …
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The Story of How Bill Clegg Lost It All
3 years ago

The Story of How Bill Clegg Lost It All

“Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man” is a mesmerizing bummer. Reading it is like letting the needle down on a Nick Drake album.

It’s the story of how …
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The Permanent Midnight of Another Life Form
3 years ago

The Permanent Midnight of Another Life Form

By  • Heroin, Memoirs

Jerry Stahl recounts in his blistering 1995 memoir, ”Permanent Midnight,” drug addiction turned him into a skittish, distracted, hugely self-involved individual. But since he happened to be working in Hollywood, no …
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The Book of Drugs by Mike Doughty
3 years ago

The Book of Drugs by Mike Doughty

Regret, unfiltered anger, disappointment, hope, compassion, practical drug-coping information, dispiriting hookups, Jeff Buckley player-hating, Thanksgiving overdoses, Buzz Bin sausage making, unfiltered assholery, easy-to-decipher music-industry pseudonyms, 12-step knowledge, and a painfully honest look …
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