Book Review + EXCLUSIVE Author Interview “My Fair Junkie” by Amy Dresner


Exclusive (and frank) author interview with Amy Dresner

Today I am beyond thrilled to provide you a review of the novel My Fair Junkie, written by Amy Dresner–who writes for many of the same sites I do (and more) but has been doing so for a lot longer–followed by an exclusive interview and then (yep, there’s more!) a chance to win a free copy of this honest and revealing book about addiction, mental illness, and recovery. I know I missed a week of posting. I hope this incredibly cool interview and contest makes up for it.

Exclusive Amy Dresner interview on bettysbattleground.comAmy Dresner is a former professional comic and everything-fiend. She’s been a writer for since 2012. She’s also written for The Frisky, Refinery 29, Salon, and Daily Tonic/Vice. “My Fair Junkie: A memoir of getting dirty and staying clean” published by Hachette in September 2017 is her first book. Find her on Twitter: @amydresner, Instagram: @amydresner, and Facebook: @amydresnerofficial

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Book of the Weeks 4/10-4/23/17: “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”

The Betty's Battleground Book of the Weeks 4/10-4/23/17 is "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" by Ken Kesey. Click to learn more.

Ahhhhhhh….and we’re back to fiction.

I love fiction. One of my daughters is in the hospital with pneumonia right now, poor chicki. She is on the mend, though, so don’t worry. In fact, I expect that she will be out today or tomorrow! My mother-in-law got hospitalized as well, because the virus (which my entire family contracted) targets the lungs and is dangerous for asthmatics.

I believe it, because I have no history of asthma, but as I am writing this, my chest is tight. Uggggh.

Anyway, the one little tiny good thing in all this is that it has allowed for more than usual time to read. I love love love reading. So today I want to recommend to you a book that you can add to your reading list for the next time YOU have a sick day or some free time.

When the kids are sick, we read.

The past week on Betty’s Battleground has been all about mental health treatment…which is kind of ironic, because I am now being reminded how drastically different the treatment of physical ailments can be. I wrote about my experiences in the psych ward, and a few days later hosted an excellent guest post by Sheila O’Donnell about trauma informed care.

The book I am choosing as “book of the weeks” for this next set of weeks is all about life within a psych ward. It is one of my favorite books, and if you haven’t read it yet, that is a PROBLEM which you need to remedy ASAP.

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