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The Recovering

Intoxication and Its Aftermath

by Leslie Jamison

Hardcover, 544 pages, Little, Brown and Company, List Price: $30 |

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Intoxication and Its Aftermath
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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.