Excerpt from the Preface:
“Use of the word addiction and the first image that comes to mind are ones of pills, powders, needless, crack pipes and bottles of booze. Most of a picture a homeless man staggering down the street clutching a brown paper bag in one hand or a bone thin junkie with a syringe dangling from his arm. Times have changed…today’s definition of addiction includes all kinds of compulsive behavior. Gambling. Sex. Overeating. Even love.”
Offers a range of essays, memoirs and poetry written by major contemporary authors who bring a fresh insight into the dark world of addiction, from drugs and alcohol, to sex gambling and food.
Editors Diana Raab and James Brown have assembled an array of talented and courageous writers who share their stories with heartbreaking honesty as they share their obsessions as well as the awe-inspiring power of hope and redemption.
Summary: This was a powerful and moving book of short stories about individuals from all walks of life telling their story of addiction. I started reading and couldn’t put the book down because it was a realistic perspective of how addiction affects people in different ways and the reasons behind addiction.
I was interested in reading this particular book because I too have struggled with addiction on a personal level in various forms throughout the course of my life and with those that were close to me.
I love the Preface excerpt that I previously mentioned because it is true that the face of addiction has changed over the years, however; the stigma is still there about what a person with an “addiction looks like” and that has to change.
I loved this book because it was so real and raw. It was the person speaking from the heart and it was compelling and thought provoking.
Great book and highly recommended for anyone that has/is suffering from an addiction or knows someone that has an addiction.
Overall rating for Writers on the Edge: 5 Stars
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