Clement: Amy Long

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at out Clement St. location 


Amy Long joins us to discuss her new memoir Codependence with Anna Hamilton. 

About Codependence

Fearless, haunting, and transcendently honest, Amy Long's CODEPENDENCE is a memoir of pain and its paradoxes. Long documents her coming of age as an ambitious young writer plagued by chronic headache and entangled with a boyfriend's opioid addiction. The essays that result explore the complexities of care, hurt, and hope with elegance and precision. Long exposes her every nerve, crafting a story both intimate and deeply relevant. An essential book for the opioid era.

Praise for Codependence

"Amy Long has woven the complex threads of need, love, pain, and attachment into a stunningly beautiful and gripping collection. This is a necessary and resonant book, finely wrought and boldly presented."
Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System

"Against all the easy recovery narratives, against all the Opioid Crisis Hand-Wringing, stands thisheart-stopping book–ferociously written, powerfully felt, absolutely persuasive in its extraordinary nakedness, bravery, and gallows humor. Brilliant."
David Shields, author of Reality Hunger and The Trouble with Men

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