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A Piece of Cake
4.12
This is one of the best books I've ever picked up. I don't think I've ever read a better book on the subject of drug and alcohol addiction and recover ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
 
In My Skin
3.75
This was hard to get into for me a few times in the beginning but it's an awesome book. It's about a woman who led a fairly charmed life up until she ...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
4.32
Wow - I don't know what to say. My life paralelled Kristina's in so many ways. I admire her and her Mothers bravery. It had to be so hard to come out ...more
Jun 09, 2010
May 29, 2010
 
Pure Sunshine
3.50
Have you ever found yourself praying that part of a page would be blank? I mean, you're reading the book and you're hoping the last page of the chapte ...more
Mar 05, 2009
Oct 04, 2008
 
Hero of the Underground: A Memoir
3.76
If this wasn't so focused on his football career I would have loved it I think but I didn't even make it to his NFL days, I stopped around the end of ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Dope Help
4.15
I'm not going to say too much here because this is a sore spot for me. The author Marie Allen does a lot of work around my area because her and her fa ...more
Apr 15, 2006
Feb 05, 2009
 
Are You Out There, God?
3.71
I feel bad rating this only two stars and I think I feel bad because it's written by a nun. But, I can't be dishonest in a rating and review because I ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
 
Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale Of Poverty And Survival In Urban America
4.18
Hmmmm. I've lost a lot of thoughts on this book because I had to go to the hospital and had started reading another in the meantime. I'll just go with ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
A Million Little Pieces
3.60
If I could rate this is zero I would. This was one of the most horrible books I've ever wasted time on. I told people around me how fake this book was ...more
May 2007
Jul 16, 2008
 
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
3.85
I'm not sure what to say about this. I read and loved Nic Sheff's first book, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines so I was pretty ecstatic to find t ...more
Jun 16, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir
3.65
This is more of a 2.5 for me. If someone asked me for a recommendation for a book of this nature I'd definitely steer them toward Nic Sheff's Tweak: G ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Feb 18, 2009
 
Candy
4.04
3.5 - I'd say if you want a close, truthful look at what a heroin addicts world is like, read this. I have no doubt, no doubt in the world, that this ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Feb 14, 2010
 
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines
3.91
I am impressed with this book. I'm so happy that it didn't let me down as I have a tendency to let reviews from others get in my head sometimes. Havin ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
3.69
This was so easily relatable to me it was creepy. One of those books you can easily get through in a day or two, it just flowed on and on. Erlbaum did ...more
Jul 22, 2009
Dec 24, 2008
 
Almost Home
3.90
I would give this 3 and 1/2 stars if I could. It's a good book and one that teens should read in my opinion. It shows pretty good how a normal girl fr ...more
May 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
Smack
3.85
I read this about a year ago and liked it even though it seems geared towards teens and young adults. It seemed honest from what I can remember and I ...more
Apr 2007
Jul 25, 2008
 
Anna's Story
3.44
I didn't finish this - I wanted to learn about Anna's life and death and instead I got all of her friends saying the same thing over and over. And sta ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
4.01
I'm not sure why this has happened but I just can't finish this book. I very rarely put a book down but this I just haven't picked back up yet. I'm go ...more
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Jul 23, 2008
 
The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
4.11
This is a really fast read, I liked it enough. It's written as a diary and goes fairly in depth with his drug use and abuse. Not much about the rest o ...more
Feb 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
3.47
I couldn't finish this no matter how hard I tried. Basically escapade after escapade of this girl getting drunk and they weren't even interesting. Thi ...more
Apr 2007
Jul 30, 2008
 
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.15
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I like the way Ellen Hopkins writes and I think this (and her others) are great books for teenagers to rea ...more
Jun 2008
Jul 21, 2008
 
The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year
3.17
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Oct 07, 2010
 
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
3.85
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Dec 23, 2008
 
Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America
3.70
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Feb 21, 2009
 
Dope Sick
3.77
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Feb 21, 2009
 
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
4.22
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Mar 26, 2009
 
Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother
3.93
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Apr 02, 2009
 
Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery
4.09
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Junky
3.84
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Apr 28, 2009
 
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
3.64
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May 08, 2009
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