New York Times Magazine Writer and Author talks about his new book: America Anonymous
WEST PALM BEACH, FL., Jan. 20, 2009 – For nearly three years, Benoit Denizet-Lewis: “immersed myself in the lives of eight men and women from around the country struggling with addictions.” From his experiences, Denizet-Lewis has written a compelling book – American Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life (Simon & Schuster).
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., Denizet-Lewis will talk about his book and the eight addicts he followed when Hanley Center presents “An afternoon with Benoit Denizet-Lewis” at the Hanley Resource Center in the Serenity Book Store, 933 45th St., West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call (561) 841-1067.
The subjects of his book include four men and four women with addictions that include heroin, alcohol, food, sex, cocaine, shoplifting and more. Denizet-Lewis takes the view of many researchers that the forms of addiction are not limited to drugs and alcohol.
“A graceful compelling book focusing directly on people. . .Denizet-Lewis relates their successes, relapses and struggles to stay clean with warmth, clarity and a deeply refreshing, unpuritanical frankness.” – ELLE
“American Anonymous provides an intriguing glimpse into the brain of an addict. . . Denizet-Lewis is a compelling story teller and his wid-range of stories of addiction, relapse and recovery far exceed other books in the genre.” – Publishers Weekly