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The Resource My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner

My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner

Label
My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean
Title
My fair junkie
Title remainder
a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean
Statement of responsibility
Amy Dresner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A former stand-up comic and prolific online writer chronicles her twenty-year battle with sex, drug, and alcohol addiction, and what happened when she finally emerged on the other side
  • "In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. But on Christmas Eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly 'brandished' a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for 'felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon.' Within months, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, divorced, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service. For two years, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she swept up syringes (and worse) as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living."
Assigning source
--Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dresner, Amy
Dewey number
  • 362.29/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.D74
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dresner, Amy
  • Drug addicts
  • Addicts
  • Addicts
  • Substance abuse
Label
My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968771100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780316430951
Lccn
2017016499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968771100
Label
My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968771100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780316430951
Lccn
2017016499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968771100

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