Soon, if you could snort it, or have sex with it, smoke it, she did. Growing up in beverly hills, amy dresner had it all: a top-notch private-school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster.
My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean #ad - In the tradition of orange is the new black and jerry stahl's Permanent Midnight, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, this is an insightful, darkly funny, and forging a path to a life worth living. For two years, sex addiction, " she swept up syringes and worse as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang, all while struggling with sobriety, and starting over in her forties.
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Raw, brutal, and shocking. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.
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Move over, orange Is the New Black. Amy dresner, author of my fair junkiewhen word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. But the true surprise is her path to recovery.
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A chilling, cautionary tale. Ann dowsett johnston, author of drink: the intimate relationship Between Women and Alcohol Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. Girl walks out of a Bar A Memoir. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.
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Lisa smith gives us a darkly comic, honest, and completely relatable inside look at high-functioning addiction in the world of corporate law-a sort of 'Sex and the Psych Ward. It's inspiring, informative, and impossible to put down. Jennifer belle, or staging her own semi-intervention, best-selling author of high Maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch "Whether she's telling the town car driver to turn around so she can ditch showing up for her niece's birth and meet her coke dealer, Smith takes us into the mind of someone who's completely in control while being radically out of control.
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American Drug Addict: a memoirCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - I’m also a drug addict. My name is Brett. Recovery is not simply abstinence, but a process of growing up. And i have a tale to tell. But more importantly, it’s about the despair of addiction and the absolute certainty that it can be overcome. I’m a college educated man who once was a husband of 26 years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence.
. I would like to share with you what I have learned Girl walks out of a Bar A Memoir. I spent my entire life searching for the key to long-term sobriety. My story has everything: sex, cinnamon toothpicks, anti-semitism, abortion, grave desecration, physics, armed robbery, atheism, strippers, venereal disease, pornography, heresy, Nine Inch Nails, ecstasy, AIDS, breasts, rehabs, crack, homosexuality, drug dealers, infidelity, heroin, marijuana, interventions, pawn shops, racism, alcohol, computer science, public nudity, product tampering, death, divorce, jail, pain pills, suicide, Barry Manilow, identity theft, elderly abuse, pain, God, road rage, arson, used tampons, marriage, prostitutes, burglary, vandalism, traffic fatalities, video games, withdrawal, acid, needles, and murder.
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In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. In this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, devastating relapses, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.
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Self-publishing review, ★★★★½ Girl walks out of a Bar A Memoir. However in “chasing a flawed sun” the author shows us how after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that. In his eighteen years in recovery he’s learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world.
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A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, like many of our lost youth, who, found his way into the drug culture.
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At twenty-six, cat marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. Girl walks out of a Bar A Memoir. It continues to new york, glamour, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, and Lucky.
Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions, How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and identity” Harper’s Bazaar, and necessary. She was a prescription drug addict.
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It begins at a posh new england prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. But she hid a secret life.
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