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posted a Quick Tip about Dry (book). June 16, 2010
Dry Augusten Burroughs
If you've never read Augusten Burroughs, give him a try. His writing is a lot like David Sedaris. It's so funny and so sad and heartbreaking....
posted a Quick Tip about Dry (book). June 16, 2010
Dry Augusten Burroughs
One of my favorites by Borroughs,he is funny and poignant,but sometimes veers towards being a little grating/whiny.
posted a Quick Tip about A Million Little Pieces. June 10, 2010
A Million Little Pieces
Shattering! I could not put this down or get this out of my head!
reviewed Dry (book). June 05, 2010
Dry Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs has always impressed me with his humor and writing style. Dry has been my favorite of his so far. This of his alcohol addiction and experience in and out of rehab strikes me as incredibly …
reviewed In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close .... December 29, 2009
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters
Taken as a whole, I found this book moving and real. The stories of addicts pull no punches and the comparison of our addictive tendencies in everyday life to hardcore drug addiction works for me. As …
Stay Close: a mother's story of her son's addiction
For anyone who has been directly affected by drug addiction, Stay Close is a must read. Regardless of if you have experienced it firsthand, or have known someone who has, you will most certainly gain …
reviewed In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close .... December 14, 2009
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters
Gabor's In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts takes its title from a Buddhist description of the state of existence in which addicts find themselves. This sets the tone for the deep analysis of this complex topic, …
reviewed In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close .... November 29, 2009
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters
Five stars for the hard science and experience, three for the recommended treatment? I was drawn into the first 3/4 of this book, wherein the author discusses the realities of street-level, needle addiction, …
reviewed A Million Little Pieces. September 06, 2009
A Million Little Pieces
I recommend this book to anyone. I am definitely glad that I read it. However, before reading it I suggest you step out of the mindset that it is fiction or non-fiction. I really don't care and I am not …
reviewed Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir. August 12, 2009
Jones' Lies My Mother Never Told Me
    We've often heard that privilege is paired with pain, and that has certainly been true in the life of Kaylie Jones, daughter of acclaimed novelist James Jones (From Here To Eternity, …
reviewed The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Inve.... June 10, 2009
The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the
Autobiographical tales featuring survivors of drug addiction and substance abuse have always been popular. There is something intriguing about listening as someone describes hitting rock bottom, and then …
reviewed A Million Little Pieces. June 09, 2009
A Million Little Pieces
Title: A Million Little Pieces  Author: James Frey  Genre: Memoir/Literature  Publisher: Anchor Books    James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" is a controversial …
reviewed The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Inve.... April 11, 2009
The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the
For the most part, I thoroughly enjoy stories and memoirs about addiction and climbing out of the deepest holes. The author, David Carr, made a journalistic memoir about his past in drugs and alcohol, …
reviewed Night Navigation. February 20, 2009
Night Navigation, Ginnah Howard
Night Navigation covers some rough terrain, Del Merrick, sixty, trapped in a cycle of addiction and codependency with her son, Mark, thirty-seven, in an unusually honest novel. After her husband's suicide …
reviewed Intervention (TV show). December 15, 2008
Intervention
I started watching this show after a friend at work said it was good and recommend that I watch it.  At first I didn't think it would be all that great, but I watched an episode where a lady was …
reviewed Dry (book). October 11, 2008
Dry Augusten Burroughs
The New York Times Bestselling Author of Running with Scissors is back with Dry. Augusten Burroughs actually wrote Dry first, eventhough it was published second of his memoir series. This time around …
reviewed A Million Little Pieces. December 28, 2005
A Million Little Pieces
I recommend this book to anyone. I am definitely glad that I read it. However, before reading it I suggest you step out of the mindset that it is fiction or non-fiction. I really don't care and I am not …
reviewed A Million Little Pieces. October 12, 2005
A Million Little Pieces
I read this book because Oprah recommended it and she usually has Sixth Sense when it comes to good books!     I wish I had ordered Martha Stewart's new book instead.    Although …
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