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Title
America Anonymous America Anonymous :
Type
Text
Subject
Addicts--United States.
Compulsive behavior.
Substance abuse.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: HV4998 .D46 2009 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 616.860092/273 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2008037919
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.
Authorized Access Point
Denizet-Lewis, Benoit. America Anonymous