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The author of the book: Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: January 5th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780743277839
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AMERICA ANONYMOUS is the unforgettable story of eight men and women struggling with addictions. For nearly three years acclaimed journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis immersed himself in their lives as they battled drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, and compulsive gambling and sexuality.
Alternating with their stories is Denizet-Lewis’s candid account of his own recovery from sexual addiction and his compelling examination of our culture of addiction, where we obsessively search for new and innovative ways to escape the reality of the present moment and make ourselves “feel better.”
Addiction is arguably this country’s biggest public-health crisis, triggering and exacerbating many of our most pressing social problems, from crime to child abuse and neglect. But while cancer and AIDS survivors have taken to the streets and to the halls of Congress demanding to be heard, millions of addicts talk only to one another in the confines of anonymous Twelve Step meetings. Through the riveting stories in this book, Denizet-Lewis shines a spotlight on addiction and breaks through the shame and denial that still shape our understanding of it—and hamper our ability to treat it.
As these eight addicts stumble, fall, and try again to make a different and better life, Denizet-Lewis records their struggles, and his own, with honesty and empathy.
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Read information about the authorBenoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has penned cover stories and features about identity, addiction, youth culture, sex and sexuality, sports, dogs, and music. His work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Out, and The Daily Beast, among others. He is an assistant professor of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College, and speaks nationally on a variety of topics. He is the author of two previous books, "America Anonymous," and "American Voyeur," the latter a collection of his previously published writing. He lives in Jamaica Plain, MA.
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