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Good morning, destroyer of men's souls, Nina Renata Aron

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Good morning, destroyer of men's souls
Title
Good morning, destroyer of men's souls
Statement of responsibility
Nina Renata Aron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love. "The disease he has is addiction," Nina Renata Aron writes of her boyfriend, K. "The disease I have is loving him." Their love affair is dramatic, urgent, overwhelming-an intoxicating antidote to the long, lonely days of early motherhood. Soon after they get together, K starts using again, and years of relapses and broken promises follow. Even as his addiction deepens, she stays, convinced she is the one who can get him sober. After an adolescence marred by family trauma and addiction, Nina can't help but feel responsible for those suffering around her. How can she break this pattern? If she leaves K, has she failed him? Writing in prose at once unflinching and acrobatic, Aron delivers a piercing memoir of romance and addiction, drawing on intimate anecdotes as well as academic research to crack open the long-feminized and overlooked phenomenon of codependency. She shifts between visceral, ferocious accounts of her affair with K and introspective analyses of the part she plays in his addictions, as well as defining moments in the history of codependency, from the temperance movement to the formation of Al-Anon to more recent research in the psychology of addiction. Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls is a blazing, bighearted book that illuminates and adds nuance to the messy tethers between femininity, enabling, and love"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Aron, Nina Renata
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aron, Nina Renata
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Codependency
  • Codependency
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Man-woman relationships
  • United States
Label
Good morning, destroyer of men's souls, Nina Renata Aron
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1138996039
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780525576679
Lccn
2020003061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996039
Label
Good morning, destroyer of men's souls, Nina Renata Aron
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1138996039
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780525576679
Lccn
2020003061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996039

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