Product review for My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean
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In the custom of Blackout and Permanent Twelve o'clock at night, a darkly funny as well as enlightening launching narrative of one woman's twenty-year fight with sex, medicines, and alcohol addiction, as well as what takes place when she finally emerges on the other side.
Maturing in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: an excellent private-school education, one of the most pricey summer camps, and also a weekly clothes allocation. Yet at 24, she began meddling meth in San Francisco and also let loose a fiendish addiction beast. Soon, if you could grunt it, smoke it, or have sex with it, she did.
Thus began a spiral that ultimately landed her in the psych ward– and after that poverty-stricken, separated, as well as looking at 240 hours of court-ordered social work. For 2 years, designated to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she scooped syringes (and also even worse) as she jumped from rehabilitations to halfway houses, all while struggling with soberness, sex dependency, and also beginning again in her forties. In the custom of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, this is an insightful, darkly amusing, and shamelessly straightforward memoir of one lady's fight with all kinds of addiction, striking rock base, and also building a course to a life worth living.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (September 18, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780316430937
- ISBN-13: 978-0316430937
- ASIN: 0316430935
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 6.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces