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Rolling Away: My Agony with Ecstasy Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 3, 2005
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Low and behold - Lynn becomes a public speaker - telling hardened criminals how tough it is being an addict. Hello? Does she think her 5 months partying in New York can compare to being raised in the projects while mom's on crack? Has she ever gone without food? And then she goes on Oprah and other talk shows - and writes a book? Congratulations Lynn! Looks like you got the attention you wanted! And for five months on the party circuit!
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It's not her fault, (since, as she says repeatedly, her mom wouldn't give her more money, work a third job to support her, rewind her own life to before her marriage, etc.) but Smith rolls enormous self-indulgence and a real biochemical tendency toward schizophrenia into a cautionary tale that completely ignores the psychotherapeutic effects of empathogens like Ecstasy and instead, wraps it up into a fear of all pharmaceuticals including prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant meds.
She's a poster girl for something, but it's not avoidance of drug experimentation based on knowledge, or freedom from drug abuse based on a healthy mind in a healthy body. She's a perfect product of the post-9/11 generation that can only think in black and white terms, and that uses fear and ignorance to bolster narrow-minded conservative agendas. Good for her that she's working for the government now.
Lynn shares her whole life story. She explains how easy it is to get hooked, how it feels to be addicted to something and how hard it can be to get your life back. She tells about the show she was on that MTV aired called, True Life: I'm on ecstasy, and explains about the brain scan that her doctor had done on her and the results are scary but so true.
This book is for anyone that has ever done ecstasy, knowns anyone that has ever done E, or just for anyone that wants a great true story to read.
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She writes like a 9th grader, and if it's because of all the E she never acknowledges that. There aren't enough memoirs on MDMA abuse, probably because it's such a new phenomenon,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charles Keiffer
i must admit i am an addiction memoir junkie. i will read just about anything, no matter how poorly written it may be. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Rachel G Davis
I found the author's account of her drug addiction to be rather pathetic, to be honest. I too went through a time in my life, lasting much longer than her, where I couldn't get... Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Rhubarb
I can't say that I 'liked' reading this book - it was at times painfully sad. All young people should read this book, if only to understand that sometimes you don't get a second... Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by Sam I Am
I read this book in about 2 days. Lynn Smith writes in an honest, real style that made me feel like I was talking to her directly. Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by K. Jhung
It seems like some people get addicted things and others don't. You can get hooked on things like: beer, cigarettes, chocolate, religion, sex, cocaine, pain killers, beliefs,... Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by Brenden
From the moment I read the first page I couln't put it down. I think this is a must-read for all teenagers and parents. Read morePublished on July 10, 2006 by Julia Wit
I went to the same high school as Lynn...I'd just like to warn any potential readers that the book is full of exaggerations and outright lies. Read morePublished on June 16, 2006 by Amanda