Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ten top books about addiction

S.J. Watson is the author of Before I Go To Sleep and Second Life.

One of his top ten books about addiction, as shared at the Guardian:
In My Skin by Kate Holden

This is a beautifully written account of Kate’s journey from a comfortable middle-class life in the suburbs of Melbourne, via an addiction to heroin, to a life of prostitution. It’s far from self-pitying, and her description of the pride she took in her work, which some may feel is at odds with her feminism, is deeply affecting. Her next book, The Romantic, continues the story as Kate begins to rediscover herself in Rome.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction.

--Marshal Zeringue