Articles about Amy Dresner
REVIEW — “Effortlessly candid and wryly written chronicle of a life hijacked by drugs, booze, and bad behavior. As a noted West Hollywood stand-up comedian and addiction journalist, she handles this complex tale with wit … A hard-knocks addiction memoir buoyed with humor and insight.” — Kirkus Reviews
REVIEW — “Dresner, a former stand-up comic and current contributing editor for The Fix, writes about her recovery from drug and alcohol abuse with honesty and irreverent humor.…. She finds humor in the darkest moments of her addiction and recovery….Readers meet Dresner at her worst, but she nevertheless charms throughout her healing.” —
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.” — MEDIUM.com
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.
REVIEW–“In Dresner’s unflinchingly honest, graphic, and darkly comedic account of her life as a junkie and the struggle to come clean, readers will find strength in the humanity of those at their lowest. Dresner brings humility, wit, and sensitivity to a topic many readers are unfamiliar with, and those that are will
recognize her truths.” — BOOKLIST ONLINE
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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
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“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 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 TheFix.com. She’s also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to Addiction.com and PsychologyToday.com, where she has her own addiction blog entitled “Coming Clean.” “My Fair Junkie” is her debut book.