Reviews and Blog Posts: addiction

The Passing of a Legend

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

I have loved and admired Robin Williams' work ever since I first watched him as the lovable hyperactive alien Mork from TV's Mork and Mindy (photo courtesy of Darsie, Wikimedia Commons). It seemed that even scripted material became improvisation when in the hands of The Master Improv Artist Extraordinaire!

Hub cap Annie : the incredible life and times of America's hub cap queen

by Jane Withers

Reviewer Rating:
4

You may not know that a legend lives and walks amongst us here in Denver today. I had driven by Hub Cap Annie's on Colfax numerous times in the past, but it was not until a segment on CBS News Sunday Morning that I comprehended the scope of what Hub...

Fiend : a novel

by Peter Stenson

Reviewer Rating:
3

Rarely have I encountered a book so pessimistic, so heartbreaking, so hopelessly despondent…yet so entertaining as Peter Stenson's Fiend. I mean, zombies and tweekers? That right there is enough to pique my disturbed interest.

Headhunters on my doorstep : a true Treasure Island ghost story

by J. Maarten Troost

Reviewer Rating:
4

Not as laugh out loud funny as Troost's previous books (The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stoned with Savages, Lost on Planet China), this journey around the South Seas is a bit more introspective, and is also interspersed with history.

Trainspotting

Reviewer Rating:
4

I'll see anything Danny Boyle puts out there. Turns out the struggle with drug addiction is timeless and this film is as relevant today as it was when first released in 1996.

 

Laughter in Recovery

Jeff Garlin: My Footprint

Addiction is in the news and so is recovery.

You don't have to be an addict to have addiction touch your life. Family members, friends even co-workers may be struggling with addiction to food, drugs, or other destructive behaviors. Comedians, especially those who have struggled with addiction, can often say what others would never dare to voice. They shine a light on the painful subject and infuse laughter in the darkest moments of addiction. Comedians Chris Farley and John Belushi are reminders of the deadly consequences of addiction.

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