2017 Reading Challenge

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

REVIEW for Addicted Like Me

Thank you so much to Andie East from Perseus Books for sending me this wonderful and touching book on addiction and recovery.


TITLE: Addicted Like Me

AUTHORS: Karen Franklin and
Lauren King

GENRE: Memoir/addiction

RATING: 4 Stars

As a person suffering from an eating disorder, I always feel a special connection with memoirs on addiction and recovery. I feel as though it takes a special courage to actually open up and tell your story and it is thanks to these people sharing their stories that other people can feel as though they are not alone AND also find hope at the same time.

Addicted Like Me is one of the most touching and honest memoirs on addiction that I have read. Based on the story of the mother and the daughter, both sharing their lives of addiction - showing us that addiction DOES, in many cases, run in families.

Addicted Like Me is a very difficult book to read. Both mom and daughter are extremely honest about their lives of substance abuse and you can definitely see the spiral in which daughter Lauren is finding herself in - while mom's story is just as scary.

I loved that both of these women found the strength to write this memoir and I am grateful to them. Their ongoing recovery being from chemical dependencies is touching and full of hope.

This book is an important book to read - although different generations are represented here - it is obvious that addiction does not discriminate.

1 comment:

Myckyee said...

Yep, this does sound like a tough read - I would have to be in the right frame of mind for this book. I can see how it would be thought-provoking though.

 
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