Review & Giveaway: Writers on the Edge by Diana M. Raab

22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency
Diana M. Raab
Genre: Self Help/Non Fiction/Memoir
Published: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Modern History Press
ISBN: 1615991085

Writers On The Edge offers a range of essays, memoirs and poetry written by major contemporary authors who bring fresh insight into the dark world of addiction, from drugs and alcohol, to sex, gambling and food. Editors Diana M. Raab and James Brown have assembled an array of talented and courageous writers who share their stories with heartbreaking honesty as they share their obsessions as well as the awe-inspiring power of hope and redemption.


At first glance I thought this book was going to be a bit out of my ordinary reading material, however as I began reading it I realized I had read quite a few other books like this one, not all true stories as in this one, but about similar issues.

This book and its numerous stories did catch my attention and draw it in. Some of the stories really pulled me in and I found myself intrigued and yet wondering how addiction really works. How people continue to do these things to themselves, well the fact is, is that it is a disease. A disease no one will quite understand until they are forced to stare it right in the face. I think this compilation of stories helps people understand it maybe just a little bit better. In this book you get too see directly from the addict’s point of view in a lot of stories, most books aren’t like that. That one of the things that I really liked about this book, I also liked that it was a compilation of numerous stories not just one and none of the stories were long and drug out. They were all quick and easy reads, filled with interesting things. A very phenomenal book that was informative, interesting and helpful. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who has struggled with an addiction or anyone who knows someone who has.

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  1. This book sounds very compelling! I'm impressed that it covers so many different addictions. I think it would be very interesting to hear these authors' perspectives on the topic. Thanks for highlighting this!

    1. It really is a great book, and it was wonderful to see all the different persepectives :)

  2. Interesting take from the writer's point of view! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. I would love to win this book! I like reading books about addiction and this collection sounds unique and original. I can't wait to read it!

    Suz Reads

  4. It sounds interesting.

  5. It looks really good!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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