Writers on the Edge Book Review | Authors Speak of Addiction

Title:  Writers on the Edge

Author:  22 writers speak about addiction and dependency

Writers on the Edge is written in essays, memoirs and poetry by authors that bring an amazing new inside on the horrifying world of addiction to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex.

When I was asked to review Writers on the Edge I agreed without any hesitation.  Dependency and addiction is something I had suffered with in the past, not too extreme in my case.  However my younger sister only 27 years old is the worth alcoholic my family has ever been around.  Like many other addiction stories, she had the world in the palm of her hands and her addiction took control and is winning the battle, as of right now.  I have total faith that she will find the strength in herself to beat her demon and come out of it stronger and wiser.

Writers on the Edge has tons of stories that grabbed me and pulled me in.  Some of the stories really hit home and bring out the emotions you are feeling about your current situation.  Nobody can quite understand the addiction disease until it is too late.  I think this book really puts in into perspective and makes you open your eyes and realize that addiction a curable disease.  I like how many of the stories give you the addict’s perspective on addiction and the variety of stories they are all different yet seen in the same light.

I think the most powerful message this book sends to current addicts and recovering addicts is that they are not alone.  Each author wrote their own true story that is full of passion and emotion that you feel right along side them.  For me I thought about my sister, and the pain she is feeling.  I know it is her fault she is in this situation but it is our job as her family to help pick her up again.  I am actually passing my copy of this book of to her in hope it will help her in dealing with her problem, us as her family cannot make the decision to change her life.  That has to come from her heart, all we can do is provide her with the tools to help her see, learn, love her, there for her and pray.

I did my fair share of tempting fait and dabbling with addiction, however I was strong enough to say enough I reached my bottom and luckily I am still here.  I can only pray my baby sister reaches her bottom before it is too late; unfortunately her bottom is much deeper than mine.   Sorry for venturing off into my own experiences it is a very emotional subject for me, thank you for listening to me vent.

This is a phenomenal book that touches your hearts, soul and provides information about addiction.  I definitely recommend this book to any person or family that is dealing, has struggles through the torment of addiction or knows someone dealing with addiction.  Filled with stories of heartbreak, courage, piece, and honesty I give Writers on the Edge two thumbs up.

If you are interested in this book for $19.95 you can buy the paper back copy and $9.95 have it delivered to your Kindle.

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I received a copy of the above book for the purpose of a review.  However I did not receive any form of payment other than the book.  All above information is 100% my own and based on my own experiences.

  • http://www.ModernHistoryPress.com Victor R. Volkman

    Thanks for sharing your family’s personal story. I believe this is EXACTLY what Diana and James hoped for… to help shine some light and bring people together over this debilitating illness and maybe find a little inspiration along the way.

    Thanks again
    Victor R. Volkman, Senior Editor
    Modern History Press

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      Thanks so much! Yes the book did just that for me. I wish we did not have to deal with such things so close to home but many of us do and it is nice to know there are so many people that understand the feeling and emotion that come along with this demon so many people face.

  • Diana Raab

    Thank you for mentioning my book, WRITERS ON THE EDGE on your blog

    In appreciation,
    Diana Raab