Book Review: So You Love An… Alcoholic? By Grace Wroldson

So You Love An… Alcoholic? By Grace Wroldson begins with a series of questions for the reader: “-So you love an alcoholic?-Are you a woman who loves an alcoholic man?-Are you a woman who has spent years trying to love a man who drinks?-Do you want to stop your very unhealthy, toxic love and codependent …

Book Review: Opium Eater: The New Confessions by Carlyn Zwarenstein

I discovered Opium Eater: The New Confessions in a Twitter thread on books to read. I read it in early 2019, and I liked it. I liked it a lot, but I didn’t fully understand some of it. Why did the author seem so obsessed with opium? Why opium specifically and not drugs in general? …

Q&A with Author Carlyn Zwarenstein

June’s book of the month was Opium Eater: The New Confessions by Carlyn Zwarenstein. It’s a discussion of opium and the people, especially creatives, who have used it to relieve mental and physical pain, enhance creativity, and more. Zwarenstein is a writer and journalist based in Toronto. Opium Eater is her first book & a …

Book Review: 9 Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

What is 9 Perfect Strangers About? It’s really a book about relationships in all states: A family after tragedyA marriage in declineNew romantic and friend potential Not all nine characters are given equal weight. The Marconi family, Frances, and Ben and Jessica soak up the most attention. The other three guests and the resort staff …