Amy Dresner


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REVIEW: “A good writer, especially a memoirist, will describe life in ways you cannot describe it yourself. Enter Amy Dresner, writer at The Fix, comedian, a woman in recovery from drugs, alcohol and sex addiction whose memoir My Fair Junkie releases September 12. Our stories share a few obvious details: we both hit bottom in Los Angeles, and we both suffer from an onslaught of cross-addictions. But these surface similarities are not where I identify best with Dresner’s story.” —

My Fair Junkie: a review

Always honest, often right. Ladies and gentlemen, Ms Amy Dresner.
In My Fair Junkie, former stand-up comic Amy Dresner gives us a searingly honest portrayal of what she was like, what happened, and what she is like now. People in recovery from addiction can ask no more of each other than that, and Ms Dresner’s memoir is a gift to anyone with addiction.

The Sobriety Collective

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Betty’s Battleground

Book Review and Interview

Keys to Recovery Newspaper

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Book Review – My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean
“Fraser Valley – (Don Lehn with Ann Soutar and Darlene Kobley) –My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean by Amy Dresner is one of those books on recovery, that has to dance on a fine line. There are many books in this genre that are released every year, and the last thing you want to do is be preachy. Te other challenge is, do you want to be preachy? Funny? Dead serious?” — FVN

Girl to Mom

My Fair Junkie Amy Dresner Interview
“Hypnotic, magical, mesmerizing. Truly great. Amy Dresner is the most startlingly alert, poetic, stunning writer I have come across in decades. She is a real talent, such as one rarely encounters.”Ben Stein, Conservative pundit and American Spectator columnist

Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. Since 2012, she has been a contributing editor of the online addiction and recovery magazine She’s also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to and, where she has her own addiction blog entitled “Coming Clean.” “My Fair Junkie” is her debut book.