Love Junkie: A Memoir
Rachel Resnick hits her forties single, broke, depressed, childless—a train wreck. After an ex-boyfriend breaks into her home and vandalizes it, Resnick takes the time to look back over her romantic and sexual history to ask the question: What is wrong with me? Her addiction to sex and love has cost her in damaging ways throughout the course of her life. At the root of
What a book! It's as if she reached inside herself, tore her heart out, and squeezed its contents all over the pages. This is a brutally honest recount of her relationship battles and lifelong addiction to love and sex. I literally could not put it down; read it in one sitting. There is very much I could relate to on several levels, and her deeply intimate details m...more
Is it terrible? Well yes. . .it is!
I thought I would never tire of memoirs by addicts of various self-destructive bents - but I think Love Junkies brought this camel down. This book made me feel really bad.
The redemptive arc of these memoirs is really predictable - and that's their raison d'être so I'm not really complaining. . .and I'm not mad at Rachel Resnick for writing this and for Bloomsbury for seeing som...more
How could anyone not be damaged by that upbringing.I hope that the writing of the book was cathartic and that the authors life is now full and rewarding and that she has now exorcised the demons of her earlier life. By the end of the book it now seems she has found the stable loving relationship she was...more
hard drive – her priceless possession where all of her work is stored. She describes the computer as “a living extension of my brain, an expression of my soul, a museum of my fragmented life…” This clearly demonstrates the de...more
I read numerous reviews bashing Ms.Resnick calling her a grown ass woman who can't stop whining......but I didn't feel that way.
Rachel Resnick is...more
This book was absolutely engrossing. Some of the parts were hard to read. But I could not put it down. I alternated between repelled, pitying, angry, compassionate,disgusted, empathetic. The way she would flashback to trauma in her life, then to destructive behaviors kept the book fascinating.
If I had to recommend one book right now, it would be l
And it makes sense that the author then seeked out love and affection from relationships, and found herself tra...more
I have a special site devoted to this memoir: www.lovejunkiethememoir.com, a new blog to go with at ww...more