I never wanted to be an addict. I don't think any of us do. One day you think you are normal, living a normal life, and then one day there is concrete proof that you are not.

Friday, June 23, 2006


In bookstores now Posted by Hello

19 comments:

Xariklea said...

Dear Lynn,

I am a librarian at a public library in Florida...I just spent the last 40 minutes here at work reading through your book, which I just brought from our processing unit to the reference department, so that it can be placed out for patrons. This is only the second book, in seven years, that has caught my attention like this. I am blown away by what you've written.

I want to thank you for your willingness to share your story with the world. I will certainly be recommending your book to everyone I can. Thank you, and may God bless you in your journey. I will pray for you.

kate moore said...

Lynn,
I just finished your very moving and inspirational book. I also work at a library and picked up the book while shelving and the first pages just blew me away and I finished reading it over a couple of hours.

However, the only nagging question I have is, what happened to Mason? You don't mention him at the end of your book or in your bio? What happened?

Thanks so much, agian, for this great book!
Kate

Davie Ann Kirby said...

Dear Lynn, I, also, work at a library! I requested that we add you book to our collection! I just finished reading it about 20 minutes ago. I have been browsing through your website since then. I was so captivated by your story that it was very hard for me to put your book down! You did a fantastic job of write your book so that even a non-drug user, like myself, can almost imagine the feelings and cravings that you went through! Very vivid and amazing! I truly feel for you and your experiences in life! I just want you to know that I am very proud of you for overcoming the "demons" and for traveling around and teaching our youth about this awaiting "hellhole" called ecstasy! I wish you the very best of luck and all the happiness in the world!

PS I work for the Public Library in Oskaloosa, Iowa!

Thanks and may God bless you!! D!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn~ I'm a nurse at a psych hospital here in Seattle. I picked up your book at the library and it blew me away. You are so special and inspirational. I could relate. Young people pass through my life everyday effected from drugs. It's a terrible epidemic in this country. I'm proud of you-keep up the good work. Jill Fr Seattle

Ricky said...

Dear Lynn, I am a 64 year old guy and retired but an addict for life. I just switched drugs from street drugs to overspending and now I am buried in debt and without a wife of 27 years. I was your dad hiding in the basement too and when she moved out of the bedroom I knew it was over. Struck out on my own and loved it just like your dad, never knowing how fucked up I was! I got lost in a career of working in a prison for 20 years and really felt close to the prisoners like you did when you spoke to those kids in prison. I was moved to tears reading your book and it gave me many insights into my ongoing issues with life. Like you I have not given up but I have a very hard time with relationships with women. I am a loner and drugs only brought me out and now with no drugs I am best just by myself and relish the quiet life of solitude in my own old house in NY state. I too am Catholic and go to daily mass and that is the high point of my day. I use medications and see a Pyschiatrist every month to get the script but at least I am not depressed anymore. My meds helped me. Thanks for sharing your life with me, I feel like I know you intimately and your are a very beautiful woman in many ways.

BohemeMama said...

excellent, just awesome!
sarah

Anonymous said...

if your brain looks like that, then how do you right a fucking BOOK that apparently is "such a good read".

Anonymous said...

Lynn,
you are ah-mazing!! ily!! you are so brave to share your story. i know that i would be afraid to if i had been in that situation but your story has just inspired people. Including me. Im only 14 but now i know what the dangers are and i know that i should make the right choices. So good luck on your journey and i hope you and mason stay together for a long time!

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