Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ten top books about recovery

Nina Renata Aron is a writer and editor living in Oakland, California.

She has two degrees in Russian & Eurasian Studies and an unfinished doctorate in Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies. She writes mostly write about girls, books, art, and sex.

Her debut book is Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love.

At the Guardian, Aron tagged ten books about "finding a life beyond addiction, or other kinds of damaged personal life," including:
Know My Name by Chanel Miller

This should be compulsory reading in every high school. Miller was long known as Emily Doe, the anonymous victim of a sexual assault at Stanford University and the voice behind a viral victim impact statement that changed the terms of debate around consent, violence and rape. With this book she breaks her anonymity, describing the jarring moment of waking into trauma and victimhood, and the onerous emotional and legal battle that followed. Miller’s candour and her language are breathtaking. This book shows better than any I’ve read the effects of sexual assault and the possibility of forging a new freedom in its aftermath.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue