How to Stop Time: Heroin From A To Z download epub
by Ann Marlowe
Ann Marlowe, who wrote "How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z", is one of those eighty percenters. And for some reason, she decided to write a memoir about addiction
Ann Marlowe, who wrote "How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z", is one of those eighty percenters. And for some reason, she decided to write a memoir about addiction. Let me start off by saying she wrote a very interesting and entertaining book. Marlowe had me laughing out loud at her convoluted, elaborate arguments about the true nature of heroin use and addiction, which reminded me that there are few absolutes in this life. We don't see the world as it really is, we see it as we are. Again, this was a fascinating, if not sometimes exhausting (she sent me to the dictionary a couple of times - valetudinarian?) read. But Marlowe's no expert on addiction and maybe she's not trying to be.
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Finally, a book about heroin that isn't full of self-pity. com User, November 24, 1999. How to Stop Time is truly a lovely book: honest, well-written, funny and merciless.
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Like Ann Marlowe who in her memoir How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z tells how heroin addicts measure their days by both copping and doing their H, I divvy time by the arrival of my magazine subscriptions. The weeklies’ (The New Yorker and New York) arrival on Tuesdays marks the official start to the week; and while Harper’s announces the coming of the next month before I’m even thinking about it, The Believer usually punctuates the middle of the four-week ru. f magazines are an addiction, it’s one I relish with unadulterated pleasure, and one my.
Voices don't come any cooler - in the sense of hip as well as of remote, uningratiating - than the one Ann Marlowe writes with in "How to Stop Time: Heroin From A to . (The only uncool thing about the book is its gimmicky subtitle. Marlowe had a serious but controlled habit for seven years, from 1988 to 1995; she snorted rather than shooting up ("never more than a bag a day"), and she always kept her head securely screwed on.
Heroin, writes Ann Marlowe, is a stand-in, a stopgap, a mask for what we believe is missing. Like the ’objects’ seen by Plato’s man in a cave, dope is the shadow cast by cultural movements we can’t see directly
Heroin, writes Ann Marlowe, is a stand-in, a stopgap, a mask for what we believe is missing. Like the ’objects’ seen by Plato’s man in a cave, dope is the shadow cast by cultural movements we can’t see directly. Cultural criticism masquerading as a heroin memoir masquerading as a dictionary,how to stop timelooks at American society through the lens of heroin use. Weaving personal history (Marlowe used heroin for eight years) with aphorisms and analysis, Ann Marlowe is unsparing in her exploration of her, and society’s, obsession with heroin addiction.
How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z. by Ann Marlowe. Her book contains what is probably the least histrionic, least hysterical writing about heroin to be found outside medical literature. And on top of that it's engaging and it's smart. Craig Seligman, Salon. Not what is considered your typical consumer of the drug, Marlowe shed a somewhat different light on junkie culture, and now she has parlayed that into a book.
She contributes frequently to the op ed pages of the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, mainly writing about Afghanistan and the US counterinsurgency there. Upon the release of How to Stop Time, many praised its unsparing view of addiction as fundamentally a choice, but others charged that Marlowe could not have come to this conclusion if she were a "real addict" (IV user, poor, uneducated).
Brilliant, daring, and completely unique, "How to Stop Time" is the first book to examine the comforts of heroin in the context of our cynical, post-consumer society, and the first to explain the profound nostalgia that powers both addiction and our age. How to Stop Time: Herion from A-. . How to Stop Time: Herion from A-Z. Specifications. Memoir of a Heroin Addict.