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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dresner, Amy
Dewey number
362.29092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.D74
LC item number
A3 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Dresner, Amy
  • Drug addicts
  • Addicts
  • Addicts
  • Substance abuse
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
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My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002848903
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316430920
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
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Stock number
B12464C0-6FEA-46E5-8C4D-BF8D6CC5758F
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(OCoLC)1002848903
Label
My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean, Amy Dresner
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002848903
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316430920
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B12464C0-6FEA-46E5-8C4D-BF8D6CC5758F
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848903

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