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4.0 out of 5 stars Identification & Accceptance, 28 May 2009
This review is from: A Nice Girl Like Me (Paperback)
A recovering alcoholic myself I read voraciously around the subject of alcoholism and attacked this book with vigour. Rosie is a remarkable lady: inquisitive, adventurous, hedonistic and perhaps a little insane. As one who travelled to Istanbul as a student in 1982 to see how long it would take to be offered drugs, I identify with her hugely. I found myself hating her for some of the things she did to people, to herself, before realising that my chronology is in many ways similar. I had to laugh at myself when I realised how alike we are. There were some opinions expressed, some angles on AA that I disagreed with entirely, but that made it all the better for me. I was grateful for the 'update' at the end. It put to rest some of the anxieties I had in earlier pages. Rosie knows what every recovering alcoholic does - that it is a disease which cuts across class. There are probably more alcoholics minding children and 'coping' with high powered careers then there are on park benches. I heartily recommend this book; it lays bare the thoughts and feelings many of us have, but dare not voice, let alone act upon.
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Initial post: 31 May 2009, 18:23:45 BST
I agree, I am a recovering addict/alcoholic and I feel as if I am reading about myself. I also know the "Clinic" well.
I love this book and am glad to see it in print again.
Thanks Rosie
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