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Author Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.

Title America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life / Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.86 DEN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.86 DEN    DUE 11-28-16 Billed
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 342 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index.
Summary The unforgettable story of eight men and women from around the country--including a grandmother, a college student, a bodybuilder, and a housewife--struggling with addictions. For nearly three years, journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis immersed himself in their lives as they battled drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, and compulsive gambling and sexuality. Alternating with their stories is Denizet-Lewis's candid account of his own recovery from sexual addiction and his examination of our culture of addiction, where we obsessively search for new and innovative ways to escape the reality of the present moment and make ourselves feel "better." Through the stories of Americans in various stages of recovery and relapse, Denizet-Lewis shines a spotlight on our most misunderstood health problem (is addiction a brain disease? A spiritual malady? A moral failing?) and breaks through the shame and denial that still shape our cultural understanding of it--and hamper our ability to treat it.--From publisher description.
Subject Addicts -- United States.
Compulsive behavior.
Substance abuse.
ISBN 0743277821

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