Ninety Days

Ninety Days

A Memoir of Recovery

Book - 2012 | First edition.
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The author of "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" tackles the memories of his first ninety days of sobriety and the supportive friends who stopped him from giving in to his urges to backslide into crack cocaine use.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316122528
0316122521
Branch Call Number: 362.29092 CLE
Characteristics: 194 pages ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: 90 days

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Pygmy_G Jun 03, 2015

This was one of the first memoirs of recovery I read. Gripping, easy to identify with, and written with elegant simplicity, it created a false expectation that all such memoirs would be as good. I quickly followed Ninety Days with Clegg's first memoir, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, a harrowing story. That, too, was good, but I prefer this one, because of its emphasis on early recovery. It brought back some very beautiful memories. I strongly recommend this to anyone in recovery, no matter the substance.

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jtkretzschmar
Oct 03, 2013

An interesting read; Clegg himself is an excellent writer, for me though, the book was a little short, and would be better suited for someone who was/is and addict. His honesty and spirit make the book great, and a better account than most I have read in the past.

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May 21, 2012

This will be of interest to anyone with a self-destructive compulsion, whether it is hard drugs, or just binge eating. Clegg manages to give a factual, but absorbing account of his struggles with sobriety, without being either self-pitying or self- exculpatory.

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