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  1. Emmkay Emmkay says:

    A slim extended essay or nonvella, in the publisher s clever terminology , that I nevertheless lingered over for days, because it was beautifully written and I wanted to really think about its content The author has terrible chronic pain, for which she takes opioids She explores the impact of pain and the nature of the relief from opioids, as well as the impact on the creative process in her own life She also looks at the English Romantics, Frida Kahlo, historical usage, and the language a A slim extended essay or nonvella, in the publisher s clever terminology , that I nevertheless lingered over for days, because it was beautifully written and I wanted to really think about its content The author has terrible chronic pain, for which she takes opioids She explores the impact of pain and the nature of the relief from opioids, as well as the impact on the creative process in her own life She also looks at the English Romantics, Frida Kahlo, historical usage, and the language and lens society applies to opioid users I thought it was amazing, and a valuable read whether or not you work or otherwise operate in this space.Edited to add that I forgot to mention that there are wonderful endnotes, including a playlist


  2. StaceyJEM StaceyJEM says:

    Exceptionally honest, interesting, and heartbreaking Easily the most affecting book of my MA.


  3. August August says:

    Insightful and wise.Part memoir, part biography of DeQuincey, this book was an interesting look into the lives of addicts, a history of opium, and what it s like to live with chronic pain.


  4. Daniel Rowe Daniel Rowe says:

    An excellent m moire and well worth the short read Opiate addiction explore in a personal but also broad societal way This is a very good little book.


  5. Victoria Martin Victoria Martin says:

    Wow What a beautiful and thought provoking book This one will stick with me for sometime The merging of art, history and literature with addictions, pain, mental health and memoir made for a fascinating and very quick read.


  6. Kate Kate says:

    Beautiful, wise, and very timely.


  7. Paolo Pietropaolo Paolo Pietropaolo says:

    Fantastic, informative, personable, witty, poignant read Highly recommend.


  8. August August says:

    I first read this book in January of 2019 I gave it four stars because I thought it was really good, but I genuinely didn t understand why the author seemed at the time so in love with opioids A few months later, I found myself friends with someone struggling with opioid addiction, and I grabbed this book back off my shelf While the author is not an addict, her research and insights gave me a lifeline while I tried to help my friend recover from their addiction Over a year later, I took th I first read this book in January of 2019 I gave it four stars because I thought it was really good, but I genuinely didn t understand why the author seemed at the time so in love with opioids A few months later, I found myself friends with someone struggling with opioid addiction, and I grabbed this book back off my shelf While the author is not an addict, her research and insights gave me a lifeline while I tried to help my friend recover from their addiction Over a year later, I took the book back off my shelf to re read it for a third time After witnessing the way drugs can enhance, consume, and alter someone s life in one way or another, I understand that the author was never in love with opioids, but simply studying a drug that has impacted her life greatly This book is a discussion of opium and the people, especially creatives, who have used it to relieve mental and physical pain, enhance creativity, andIt is now one of my favorite books.We are reading this book in my club and have a QA up on the blog here


  9. Kevin Kevin says:

    Confessions run the risk of being self indulgent, but this excellent book is thought provoking, informative and honest.


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Opium Eater: The New Confessions [Read] ➳ Opium Eater: The New Confessions By Carlyn Zwarenstein – Buyprobolan50.co.uk North Americans are the world s most compulsive and prolific users of legal opioids Carlyn Zwarenstein, diagnosed with an inflammatory spine disease as a young mother, eventually turned to them to man North Americans are the world s The New PDF/EPUB ✓ most compulsive and prolific users of legal opioids Carlyn Zwarenstein, diagnosed with an inflammatory spine disease as a young mother, eventually turned to them to manage her pain A Globe Mail Bestbooks of , and shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers Association general audience book award for books published inIn this lyrical update of Thomas De Quincey s Opium Eater: PDF or Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Zwarenstein recounts her search for relief and release with its euphoric ups, hallucinatory lows and desperate pharmacy visits Along the way she traces the long tradition of opium s influence on culture and imagination, from De Quincey to Frida KahloAmid headlines of overdoses and galloping addiction rates, Zwarenstein s darkly comic memoir is an outspoken and provocative dispatch from Eater: The New Kindle Ö the New Age of Opium Part love letter to Romanticism, part critique of modern medicine, Opium Eater offers a distinctly different riff on pain, creativity and mind altering drugs.

  • Paperback
  • 117 pages
  • Opium Eater: The New Confessions
  • Carlyn Zwarenstein
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 0993621686

About the Author: Carlyn Zwarenstein

Carlyn Zwarenstein lives in Toronto A The New PDF/EPUB ✓ long time freelance writer, she writes on medicine, literature, travel, and mental states She s the author of Opium Eater The New Confessions , a Globe Mail Best Book of , shortlisted for the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada s general audience book award, and taught on university courses in English literature, social work, and Opium Eater: PDF or literatures of addiction Follow her on Twitter CarlynZwaren.