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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Spagnuolo | 3 comments Being a weird person, I love reading memoirs about drug addiction a couple being Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and A Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man. Now I'm looking for some fiction books to read about drug addiction. Any suggestions would be great!


message 2: by Satin (new)

Satin Bell Crank by ellen hopkins


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39360 comments Mod
"Popular drug addiction books"

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Spagnuolo | 3 comments Thanks!


message 5: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa (annamatsuyama) | 408 comments I'm going to recommend Zoo Station. It's a memoir not a fiction but so goooood


message 6: by Liralen (new)

Liralen | 712 comments Neither fiction nor about drugs, but you might like Drinking: A Love Story.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace


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Fiona Curtis (fionacurtis) | 15 comments Prozac Nation
I haven't read it yet, but I've seen the movie and it's on my list to read, very good reviews:


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 1531 comments Seconding Prozac Nation, although it's more about depression than medication. The author Elizabeth Wurtzel also wrote More, Now, Again which is about her drug addiction later in life, a very good read.

Dry by Augusten Burroughs is a good one about recovering from alcoholism, and also Wasted: Growing up a Drunk Girl by Koren Zailckas. These are both memoirs too.


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normal | 5 comments I strongly suggest Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks . I loved it, and it changed my vision on society. But it's not a fiction, it's a memoir.


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Sophie (notemily) | 478 comments Nora wrote: "I strongly suggest Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks. I loved it, and it changed my vision on society. But it's not a fiction, it's a memoir."

It's fiction. Beatrice Sparks's "about the author" page says:

Beatrice Sparks was an American therapist and Mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the 'real diaries' of troubled teenagers. The books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, Satanism, teenage pregnancy or AIDS, and are presented as cautionary tales. Although Sparks always presented herself as merely the discoverer and editor of the diaries, records at the U.S. Copyright Office show that in fact she was listed as the sole author for all but two of them.


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Spagnuolo | 3 comments Prozac Nation does look really good!


message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39360 comments Mod
A Fan's Notes. Combines alcoholism and mental illness. I think it has been called "the male Bell Jar." Or something like that. It's a well known novel, very well written, and based on the author's real life experiences.


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Lobstergirl | 39360 comments Mod
Eileen


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Aadi | 217 comments Heroine by Mindy McGinnis


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