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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Bart Simpson likes it!

"This very personal account of one young woman's journey is gripping and in-your-face. Smith "talks" right to you, as if you are there with her, at the raves, at the clubs and with her "friends". Don't doubt for one minute that it is impossible to actually "change" your life with one decision. Smith did and anyone who is lost and desperately in need of help can too. You just have to decide."

- Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson and author of My Life as a Ten Year-Old Boy

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Community Educator

Dear Lynn,
I am a community educator for a Drug and Alcohol Council and teach prevention to kids and adults. Someone taped the segment you did for MTV and showed it to me. I often think about you and wonder how your doing. I show this tape to others and it really makes an impact. So many people just don't know what these drugs can do. I want to thank you for sharing your story. I believe you have saved many lives and will save many more. I pray you will do well in every aspect of your life.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Addicted too

God bless you, Lynn.
I was once addicted to ecstasy too. The drug had almost completely enslaved me, and I was scared I would never quit. Thankfully, I did. It still really troubles me, though, to see so many others trying this drug who are completely oblivious to its power to consume a person's life.
Thanks again for your testimony and your strength. It has encouraged me, and I hope it will encourage others who are still held captive to it.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Library Journal review

Library Journal
Smith's revealing debut features prose that rolls by as smoothly as the book's catchy title ("rolling" on Ecstasy is the present-day equivalent of "tripping" on LSD). Taking readers on a journey from rural Pennsylvania to the concrete jungle of Manhattan, Smith relays her folly in succumbing to the thrills of Ecstasy and its attendant club scene. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she takes her newly minted degree precisely nowhere. Rather than seeking acting roles, she tries on the hat of addict, at which she excels. Her life rapidly spirals out of control, and Smith suffers a psychotic breakdown that prompts a rescue mission by her mother and a return to Pennsylvania. Ultimately, Smith succeeds in staying clean and resumes life, complete with a triumphant return to New York City. A brutally honest memoir and testimonial to the courage of recovery; recommended for public libraries with holdings such as Go Ask Alice. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

A book tour photo at MTV Studios Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Latest Review from Booklist

Fresh out of high school, Smith arrived at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City with big plans and dreams. She longed to be an actress, but she fell in with a bad crowd and found herself experimenting with ecstasy, cocaine, and acid. A bad acid trip isn't enough to scare her off from the lifestyle, and after graduating she gets involved with Mason, a charismatic and handsome drug dealer who quickly draws Lynn into his aimless, ecstasy-filled existence. The constant drug use finally leads to a breakdown, and Lynn's concerned mother brings her to a hospital and checks Lynn into a rehab program back in her hometown of Danville, Pennsylvania. Smith manages to complete the program only to come home to more challenges (her father is an alcoholic) and unexpected opportunities (MTV wants to do a story on her struggle with addiction). Smith's memoir is a must-read for anyone who views drugs as glamorous--her descriptions of bad trips are very vivid and frightening, and the effort she made to turn her life around is admirable. Kristine Huntley
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Thursday, May 12, 2005

My Brain Scan

Three weeks after I took my last hit of ecstasy, I had a 3-D brain scan to help doctors diagnose my psychiatric problems. Doctors told me that my brain scan looked like some one who was 60 to 70-years old and had suffered multiple strokes.
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