“One of the best books I’ve read in the last year, and one of the most powerful I’ve encountered about addiction.”—Rachel Kramer Bussel, The Huffington Post.
“A dazzling portrait of eight addicts and their intimate, sometimes heartbreaking struggle… Addicts will read this book; those who want to understand addiction should read it!”—Susan Cheever, The Daily Beast.
“An arresting, personal glimpse into the merciless world of drug and behavioral addiction. All eight of the people (Benoit) followed are gripping subjects, and he describes their plights in seasoned, dexterous prose.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A graceful, compelling book focusing directly on people, not on concepts or proscriptive ideas. Denizet-Lewis relates their successes, relapses, and struggles to stay clean with warmth, clarity, and a deeply refreshing, unpuritanical frankness.”—Kate Christensen, ELLE Magazine.
“An intriguing glimpse into the brain of an addict and the new hit or miss treatments… Denizet-Lewis is a compelling storyteller, and his wide-range of stories of addiction, relapse and recovery far exceeds other books in the genre.”—Publishers Weekly.
“Compelling… Intimate… Denizet-Lewis never resorts to sugarcoating, navel-gazing, or proselytizing. He lets the characters tell their stories and shapes them into tight narratives with the insight of an insider. The result is a rare light shone on the private and shadowy world of addiction and recovery.”—Rhena Tantisunthorn, CityPages.
“I was skeptical about another book about addiction, but Denizet-Lewis finds a fresh, provocative approach to the subject… I often felt like I was right there listening to the conversations. And, boy, was I paying attention.”—Rochelle Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“Engrossing… Denizet-Lewis gives readers a sense of the ravaging power of addiction.”—Vikas Turakhia, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“Benoit exposes and explodes a million myths about addiction, never succumbing to the temptation to make addiction – or recovery – less complex than it is. This unforgettable book is far more than a compilation of irresistible, artfully told stories about addicts. It’s about truth, healing, survival, and hope.”—David Sheff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
“Benoit writes with an impressive mix of transparency and compassion about the addict’s eternal battle between will and action. He sees deep into the sadness of desperate people, and equally deep into the systems that redeem such sadness. This is an intimate, compelling volume.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.
“This book reaches into the dark depths of the heart and soul of addiction by telling the stories of people who have struggled to find their way into the light of the healing. It is a collage of potent experiences from ordinary people–women and men caught in the web of addiction whose fight for recovery will inspire anyone who reads Benoit’s book.”—William Cope Moyers, author of Broken.
ELLE Magazine by Kate Christensen.
Minneapolis Star Tribune by Rochelle Olson.
The Huffington Post by Rachel Kramer Bussel.
The Daily Beast by Susan Cheever.
Winnipeg Free Press by Douglas Johnston.
The Boston Globe by Johnny Diaz.
Cleveland Plain Dealer by Vikas Turakhia.
CityPages by Rhena Tantisunthorn.
The New York Times by Polly Morrice.
San Francisco Chronicle by Steve Heilig.
Salon by Laura Miller.
Addiction Inbox by Dirk Hanson.
PROFILES & INTERVIEWS
Huffington Post by Rachel Kramer Bussel.
Soup Cans by Steve Pepdjonovic.
The Advocate by Rachel Dowd.
Contra Costa Times by Jessica Yadegaran.
Boston Globe by Rachel Deahl.
AfterElton.com by Brent Hartinger.
MetroWest Daily News by Rick Holmes.
Bay Windows by St. John Barned-Smith.
Boston Phoenix by Ian Sands.
Here & Now by Robin Young.
Minnesota Public Radio hosted by Kerri Miller.
WNYC hosted by Leonard Lopate.
Sirius Radio hosted by Michelangelo Signorile.
Recovery Coast to Coast hosted by Neil Scott.
Take12Radio hosted by Monty Meyer.
Sober Cafe Podcast hosted by Gracie Vandiver.
PsychJourney Podcast by Deborah Harper.