The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Leslie Jamison
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Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.—Baker & Taylor



"Both a frank and tender memoir of an author's struggle with addiction, and a narrative history of the literature of addiction in the United States, The Recovering reads as one woman's attempts to understand her disease through the art of writing."—Submitted by Chris H., Programming and Branch Services Strategist