Strung Out by Erin Khar audiobook

Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me

By Erin Khar
Read by Jayme Mattler

Harlequin Audio, Park Row Books 9780778309734
10.08 Hours Unabridged
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“This vital memoir will change how we look at the opioid crisis and how the media talks about it. A deeply moving and emotional read, STRUNG OUT challenges our preconceived ideas of what addiction looks like.” —Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author of Maid In this deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle with heroin, Khar sheds profound light on the opioid crisis and gives a voice to the over two million people in America currently battling with this addiction. Growing up in LA, Erin Khar hid behind a picture-perfect childhood filled with excellent grades, a popular group of friends and horseback riding. After first experimenting with her grandmother’s expired painkillers, Khar started using heroin when she was thirteen. The drug allowed her to escape from pressures to be perfect and suppress all the heavy feelings she couldn’t understand. This fiercely honest memoir explores how heroin shaped every aspect of her life for the next fifteen years and details the various lies she told herself, and others, about her drug use. With enormous heart and wisdom, she shows how the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, which fuels denial and deceit, is so often what keeps addicts from getting help. There is no one path to recovery, and for Khar, it was in motherhood that she found the inner strength and self-forgiveness to quit heroin and fight for her life. Strung Out is a life-affirming story of resilience while also a gripping investigation into the psychology of addiction and why people turn to opioids in the first place.

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Summary

Summary

“This vital memoir will change how we look at the opioid crisis and how the media talks about it. A deeply moving and emotional read, STRUNG OUT challenges our preconceived ideas of what addiction looks like.”
—Stephanie Land,
New York Times bestselling author of Maid

In this deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle with heroin, Khar sheds profound light on the opioid crisis and gives a voice to the over two million people in America currently battling with this addiction.

Growing up in LA, Erin Khar hid behind a picture-perfect childhood filled with excellent grades, a popular group of friends and horseback riding. After first experimenting with her grandmother’s expired painkillers, Khar started using heroin when she was thirteen. The drug allowed her to escape from pressures to be perfect and suppress all the heavy feelings she couldn’t understand.

This fiercely honest memoir explores how heroin shaped every aspect of her life for the next fifteen years and details the various lies she told herself, and others, about her drug use. With enormous heart and wisdom, she shows how the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, which fuels denial and deceit, is so often what keeps addicts from getting help. There is no one path to recovery, and for Khar, it was in motherhood that she found the inner strength and self-forgiveness to quit heroin and fight for her life.

Strung Out is a life-affirming story of resilience while also a gripping investigation into the psychology of addiction and why people turn to opioids in the first place.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Erin was beautiful even inside her pain, even inside her decade-long opioid addiction, even inside her mistakes and grief. Her beauty is her ability to share this story.” Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water
“The way Khar uses her own life’s struggles and her gift of language to make you feel less alone, is a rare thing in this world. You don’t want to put this book down as if it is a piece of your own heart, and my guess is that it will become just that.” Jennifer Pastiloff, author of On Being Human
“An addiction memoir that doesn’t ask for pity or forgiveness, Erin Khar’s Strung Out is raw and real.” Lilly Dancyger, editor of essay anthology Burn It Down
“Khar has achieved the extraordinary: she has written a book that is a finely measured balance of heart-shattering and heart-healing, created with stunning humility, vulnerability, and wisdom mined from years of brave research of the self and society.” Reema Zaman, Oregon Literary Arts Writer of Color Fellow and author of I Am Yours
“This is a brutally honest and yet tender look inside opioid addiction. Khar pulls aside the mask of an addict, and neither self-pitying or blaming, delves deep into the personal, social and physical reasons for addiction.” Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder
“Erin Khar’s Strung Out is a searing, fearless, provocative memoir that obliterates all we think we know about addiction. Riveting at every turn.” Lauren Hough, author of Different Colored Doorways
“A deeply moving and emotional read, Strung Out challenges our preconceived ideas of what addiction looks like.” Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Erin Khar

Author Bio: Erin Khar

Erin Khar is known for her writing on addiction, recovery, mental health, relationships, parenting, infertility, self-care, and occasionally her undying love for Beverly Hills, 90210, appearing in SELF, Marie Claire, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Redbook, among others. Her weekly advice column, Ask Erin, is published on Ravishly. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English