Love Junkie is the story of Rachel Resnick's dangerous addiction to sex and love. An addiction that has cost her in horrible ways throughout the course of her life - from the time she rear-ended a family van on the freeway because she was obsessively speed-dialing her lover's phone, to when she blew the deadline on her first major newspaper assignment. Love Junkie charts Rachel Resnick's harrowing amotional journey from addiction to intimacy, from despair to hope, and the men - the worst kind of men - who accompanied her on it. It is a groundbreaking and compulsively readable memoir that cracks open one of the more elusive and pervasive addictions of our time. Written with raw humour and unflinching honesty, it is the story of coming to terms with your past in order to be able to map out a different kind of future.
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- Paperback | 256 pages
- 134 x 212 x 20mm | 258.55g
- 05 Jan 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'Raw memoir of sex and romance and addiction To describe this book as soul-baring is to undersell its bloodied candour this cocktail of obsession, scattershot humour and self-excoriating insights is also readable enough that you don't realise how jading it is until you put it down' Hephzibah Anderson, Observer 'Love Junkie is so alive, it reads as though Rachel Resnick sliced open her heart, dipped in her pen, and chronicled her life of carnal and romantic madness in an ambulance with a bed in it. The result is a memoir of flesh and redemption, told with scorching intensity and clear-eyed, universal truth a fearless, nasty, affectionate, weirdly spiritual, sex-soaked, smart and un-putdownable Valentine from hell' Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, Perv and I, Fatty 'Reading Love Junkie is like watching a sleepwalker taking a stroll on a freeway. All you can do is pray. Gorgeously written, piercingly honest' Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander 'Gripping' William Leith, Evening Standard
About Rachel Resnick
Rachel Resnick's first book, Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick was an Los Angeles Times bestseller. She has published articles, essays, and celebrity profile stories nationally, and is a contributing editor at Tin House magazine. Her essays have been included in numerous collections such as Damage Control and The Dictionary of Failed Relationships. She currently teaches on UCLA's Extension Writers' Program.