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. Week 15: First Book > Junky by Wiliam S. Burroughs

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Monique Baez | 47 comments Was looking for first books yesterday and was having no luck with things being available via e-book at the library. My cousin posted this on her instagram and said "must read." I don't know her to be a reader so I figured I must read it. I googled it, and it just so happens to fit right into the slot I was trying to fill. I'll probably start reading within the next couple of days.

Monique Baez | 47 comments If you want to learn the intricacies of junkie life in the 50's, this book is for you. It really wasn't something that I was running back to, but it was as interesting as it can be for a tale about drug dealers and addicts. The reader gets a peak into an underworld of shooting up, prescription med hustling, arrest, detox, relapse -- all the joys and pains. Burroughs goes into good descriptions regarding what it feels like to crave a fix and be hooked, and I can still picture the comical cast of characters.

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