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The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath / Leslie Jamison.

Jamison, Leslie, 1983- author. (Author).
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  • 5 of 22 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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10 current holds with 22 total copies.

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Ashe County Public Library 616.86 JAM (Text) 50503300429695 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Cleveland County Main Library 616.86 JAM (Text) 22281500136805 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library 616.8603 J (Text) 31781065001420 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 05/07/2018
Columbus Library ONORDER (Text) POLK482067400112 On Order On order -
Forsyth Central 616.86 J (Text) 0112521876671 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/28/2018
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library 616.86 Jam (Text) 30308101184514 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Goldsboro Library 616.86 JAM (Text) 900000000566498 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/02/2018
Haywood County Main Library 616.86 Jamison (Text) 33115007657169 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/01/2018
Henderson Main Branch 616.8603 J (Text) 33258008384005 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/04/2018
Hudson (Caldwell) 616.86 Ja (Text) 50669012293206 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/09/2018
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  • ISBN: 9780316259613
  • ISBN: 0316259616
  • Physical Description: 534 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-520) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Wonder -- Abandon -- Blame -- Lack -- Shame -- Surrender -- Thirst -- Return -- Confession -- Humbling -- Chorus -- Salvage -- Reckoning -- Homecoming.
Summary, etc.: 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.
"A transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction. With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, [this book] turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill. At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, 'broken spigots of need.' It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience--the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are. For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Addicts > Rehabilitation.
Alcoholics > Rehabilitation.
Recovering addicts > Case studies.
Recovering alcoholics > Case studies.
Genre: Case studies.

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