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Dystopia : From Glittering Media Career to Sordid to Sordid Shebeen Gutter-and Back Again, Paperback / softback Book

Dystopia : From Glittering Media Career to Sordid to Sordid Shebeen Gutter-and Back Again Paperback / softback

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From highflying Playboy editor to pathetic, homeless alcoholic, this account charts an Icarian fall from grace.

It's the sobering tell-all tale of a young, successful, hubristic, hard-drinking journalist who, in his meltdown, becomes the scourge of pubs around the South Africa.

Regularly found comatose, collapsed in a puddle of his own excesses, he became a frequent patient in lock-down psychiatric wards, confronting himself after being granted a court-order for two years in rehab.

The story stands out in a world awash with so-called misery memoirs and victim literature, providing a new take on addiction.

Far from being a mere account of sordidness and degradation, it also peels away the misconceptions about this disease.

This is a story of triumph: a broken man finds his way home to become a functioning human being again and a working journalist.

Delving deeply into the myths and misinformation surrounding addiction, the book provides an examination of a condition that's been dubbed "the most democratic and painful of all diseases."

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781920601003

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