Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Nice Recovery by Susan Juby
Release Date: March 2010

There are families, which, through a combination of genetics, culture, and inclination, produce a startling number of professional athletes, such as tennis players or hockey stars. Then there are families like the Baldwins, which produce a high percentage of actors. My family seems to specialize in people who enjoy drinking. And taking drugs. In such families, there is usually one person who stands out as particularly gifted in the field. When I was a teenager, that person was me. I was the star, the Alec Baldwin, if you will. I started drinking seriously when I was thirteen, smoking pot with a vengeance at fourteen, and getting into cocaine at sixteen. By the time I was twenty I was done. Nice Recovery is the story of how I slipped so far off course, how I got back on track, and, most importantly, what it's like to come of age as a sober young person.


I've never been a big memoir person, but lately I keep running into some that catch my eye. This being one of them that I would like to read sometime. 



Tales of Whimsy said...

Fascinating selection. I can't take my eyes away from the cover.

prophecygirl said...

I'm not usually one for memoirs either, but this sounds like it could be a fantastic, eye-opening read.

Krista/Tower of Books said...

I like reading memoirs, so I want to read this. Also, the cover is captivating.

Monster of Books said...

The cover is eye catching!!