How To Stop Time: Heroin From A To Z by Ann MarloweHow To Stop Time: Heroin From A To Z by Ann Marlowe

How To Stop Time: Heroin From A To Z

byAnn Marlowe

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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How to Stop Time is an important contemporary contribution to the classic accounts of the seductive attractions and dangerous distractions of drug use.

In this hypnotic and piercingly intelligent chronicle, Ann Marlowe dissects her former heroin habit, and recounts in harrowing detail the rigors and realities of life under the influence while building a successful Wall Street career and establishing a reputation as a critic in the alternative press. A one-time Harvard grad student in philosophy, Marlowe ruthlessly examines the paradoxical nature of addiction, and connects her own experience to a wider discussion of heroin in the context of our post-consumer, digital society.
Ann Marlowe is a New York writer and critic who has written on music, books, and culture for The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Artforum, and Bookforum.  She lives in New York City.
Title:How To Stop Time: Heroin From A To ZFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.54 × 5.56 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Anchor BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385720165

ISBN - 13:9780385720168


From Our Editors

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs. Yet its seductions make people succumb to it every day. Anne Marlowe writes openly about her terrifying addiction in How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z. Marlowe recounts attempts to begin a Wall Street career while under the influence of heroin. Marlowe uses her Harvard philosophy degree to help readers understand the impact heroin is having on society as a whole. This timely book is at once terrifying and exceptional.

Editorial Reviews

"A very impressive book, all the more so because of its remarkable calm and restraint after such a terrifying experience." -Penelope Fitzgearld"Ann Marlowe is a. . .relentless moral essayist and a secret poet. Her book burns as it goes down one's craw, and it keeps burning in memory." --Luc Sante"A self-portrait of a coolly cantankerous woman, reformed but unrepentant."--The New York Times"The little black dress of dope books. Smart, sleek and savagely subtle, Ms. Marlowe is the most gifted druggie to pop out of Harvard since the late Timothy Leary."--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight"A self-portrait of a coolly cantankerous woman, reformed but unrepentant." --The New York Times