Nice Recovery: A Memoir by Susan Juby

Nice Recovery: A Memoir

bySusan Juby

Kobo ebook | March 16, 2010

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"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."

Title:Nice Recovery: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143176706

ISBN - 13:9780143176701


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Normally a Memoir Reader Overall this book was highly entertaining and at parts I forgot I was reading a memoir. The only downside was when it started getting more into the preachy, help chapters, but overall, it showed me a lot about how people with addictions live
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Honest and open Nice Recovery is such a well told story of addiction and (more importantly) recovery. So many people know someone who has struggled with substance abuse and this is an honest and open tale. It also provides great resources for students looking for more information on addiction and recovery.
Date published: 2010-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous soul, funny, gripping, heartrending, brittle and triumphant... The journey of recovery is different for everyone....very few of us are able to bridge the gap from the sharing of this heartbreaking journey in the rooms to published works. Juby has transcended that gap with hilarity, humility, and finally victory....I could not put this book down once I began. So much could I relate to the events, the time, even the place....but most especially the insantiy and final surrender. Powerfully written and is applicable to all who pass this way.
Date published: 2010-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest, funny, informative! Susan Juby's new book is definitely about addiction but not just a book for addicts. Most people's have been touched by someone who is or was substance dependent or abusive. For the minority who do not, the book is completely accessible and explores and explains not only alcoholism and addiction, but is easy to relate to the feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, fear of judgment and awkwardness in social situations that are part of the memoir. Susan is brave, but for those who know her style, laugh-out-loud funny and I don't normally laugh out loud, honest, and gives a serious consideration of addiction from all different angles (medical, scientific, sociological, etc.) that is simultaneously easy to understand without being patronizing. The book is a steal at this price. I have read it once and intend to reread.
Date published: 2010-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I loved this book, I couldn't put it down....I took it everywhere and when I was finished, I wanted to read it again.
Date published: 2010-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I am such a huge fan of Susan Juby and I was thrilled to find out that she wrote this book (and a little surprised). In Nice Recovery, we get to find out a lot more about the author of the Alice series. She is incredibly honest her battle and addiction with booze - and I applaud her for having the courage to write about a subject that is so personal. Its amazing to me, after reading her story, that she has managed to come out of her experience. Its obvious that Juby was deep into her addiction and thankfully, she managed to get help - it is an inspiring story that leads a person and author that is sober and healthy enough to write this book. I detect Juby's writing style immediated in this book - although the subject matter is way more serious than her usual YA style, you can still detect the humour and overall tone of hope - I loved it. Written with raw honesty and very touching, I find myself rooting for Juby to stay clean and sober so that she can lead a happy life and continue to give us great stories.
Date published: 2010-03-17