Love Junkie

Author(s): Rachel Resnick


'A deeply true, wholly aching account of the dangerous way we live now great fun to read, and finally fully redemptive' Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation


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This is a thrilling combination of being highly topical in today's love-obsessed, highly sexualised environment and a deeply personal account laying bare a new, dark addiction beyond drink and drugs. A beautifully written, a moving and spare tale Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and and received a huge amount of praise from the likes of Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender and Joy Nicholson Publishing in conjuction with Bloomsbury USA, with joint campaigns to launch this exciting author

'Raw memoir of sex and romance and addiction ... To describe this book as soul-baring is to undersell its bloodied candour ... this cocktail of obsession, scattershot humour and self-excoriating insights is also readable enough that you don't realise how jading it is until you put it down' Hephzibah Anderson, Observer 'Love Junkie is so alive, it reads as though Rachel Resnick sliced open her heart, dipped in her pen, and chronicled her life of carnal and romantic madness in an ambulance with a bed in it. The result is a memoir of flesh and redemption, told with scorching intensity and clear-eyed, universal truth ... a fearless, nasty, affectionate, weirdly spiritual, sex-soaked, smart and un-putdownable Valentine from hell' Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, Perv and I, Fatty 'Reading Love Junkie is like watching a sleepwalker taking a stroll on a freeway. All you can do is pray. Gorgeously written, piercingly honest' Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander 'Gripping' William Leith, Evening Standard

Rachel Resnick's first book, Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick was an Los Angeles Times bestseller. She has published articles, essays, and celebrity profile stories nationally, and is a contributing editor at Tin House magazine. Her essays have been included in numerous collections such as Damage Control and The Dictionary of Failed Relationships. She currently teaches on UCLA's Extension Writers' Program.

General Fields

  • : 9780747595373
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rachel Resnick
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 616.858330092
  • : 256