" The more I see, the less I know for sure. " — John Lennon

“Lost in Ghost Town:” The Scared-Straight Tale of a Rich Boy Hitting Crack-Rock Bottom

June 7, 2020 | Posted in Addiction, Lost in Ghost Town

Addiction trumps privilege in Carder Stout’s vivid memoir Lost in Ghost Town: A Memoir of Addiction, Redemption, and Hope in Unlikely Places (HCI). Written with excruciating truth and visceral fear, desperation and despair, Stout takes us into the incapacitating stranglehold of addiction and the battle to overcome it. Son of an heiress, he’d lived in…

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Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 27, 2020 | Posted in Lost in Ghost Town

Addiction memoirs are a particular genre. They present unequal parts of noir autobiography, gothic fiction, sci-fi and dystopian horror, along with bits of black humor. They are books about recovery, which can only be written by those who have jumped off the train headed for oblivion. Their stories of survival plunge readers into realms of…

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