Sunday, June 3, 2012

Writers On The Edge Book Review & Giveaway 6/14 Daily

~ Writers On The Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency ~
Book Description:
Writers On The Edge offers a range of essays, memoirs and poetry written by major contemporary authors who bring fresh insight into the dark world of addiction, from drugs and alcohol, to sex, gambling and food. Editors Diana M. Raab and James Brown have assembled an array of talented and courageous writers who share their stories with heartbreaking honesty as they share their obsessions as well as the awe-inspiring power of hope and redemption.

I was moved by this book. I could relate to some of the pieces that are in the book. Other pieces I felt my self being opened up to a new side of life. I know many people in my life who suffer from addiction of one type or another so this book really did hit on parts of my life.I am glad that all the writers were able to tell of dark part in there life. This is not a read for the faint of heart.
About the Editors
Diana M. Raab, an award-winning memoirist and poet, is author of six books including Healing With Words and Regina's Closet. She's an advocate of the healing power of writing and teaches nation-wide workshops and in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

James Brown, a recovering alcoholic and addict, is the author of the memoirs, The Los Angeles Diaries and This River. He is Professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at California State University, San Bernardino.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a copy of Writers On The Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency. This is open to any Adult in USA, Canada, or UK only and ends 6/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.

Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book free and my opinions are my own and were not paid for. 


  1. Writers On The Edge sounds like a book that would benefit most of us to read. I think it's great this collection of authors are sharing their personal story of addiction.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the book through your giveaway. And, thank you for adding it to my giveaway linky list so I could find it!
    ruthcox at abitosunshine dot net

  2. OOPs! I did not read the question, so here I am again... Yes, I know addiction up close and personal, as many of my family members are addicts. My son is a heroin addict (proud to say clean for over 2 years now). It has been an agonizing journey over decades for him and for his momma.
    ruthcox at abitosunshine dot net

  3. Yes, I've had a family member struggle with RX addictions. It affected me because I grew up hiding my Rx bottles if she came over and I always had to be aware of when she was in the bathroom.

  4. Thanks for the chance to win

  5. Yes, several people in my life have struggled with addiction - it is not fun to watch.