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The Resource America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life, Benoit Denizet-Lewis

America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life, Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Label
America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life
Title
America Anonymous
Title remainder
eight addicts in search of a life
Statement of responsibility
Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.860092/273
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4998
LC item number
.D46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life, Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index
Control code
ocn209693294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780743277822
Lccn
2008037919
System control number
(OCoLC)209693294
Label
America Anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life, Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index
Control code
ocn209693294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780743277822
Lccn
2008037919
System control number
(OCoLC)209693294
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