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Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls

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Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls by Nina Renata Aron
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Apr 20, 2021 | ISBN 9780525576686

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“If ‘co-dependency is a girl’s song,’ as Nina Renata Aron writes, her scorching memoir proves it can be a beautiful one, too. . . . Aron details the spiral, of screaming matches and vomit and things thrown across rooms. . . . A gritty tribute to the women who stick around too long.”—David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly

“Aron’s debut memoir unfurls her evocative story of falling in love with and upending her life over a man addicted to heroin. A searing sociohistorical excavation of codependency.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Stunning . . . Reading it was like a first sip of water after a 20-mile run in the heat. . . . It shows us that addicts are more than statistics, their codependents more than “sniveling, whimpering, and brokenhearted.” These are real people, rendered by Aron with eye-opening complexity and dynamism. In this book, the underrepresented and overlooked world of the codependent emerges from the bargain basement of self-help and shopworn homilies into the realm of love and loathing, birth and death, blood and urine. Into the realm, in other words, of the literary.”—The Washington Post

“A disturbing, richly conveyed story of dysfunction and warped love . . . Aron’s dark, gorgeously narrated memoir of destructive codependency will captivate readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In Aron’s candid and heart-wrenching memoir, the gnarled knots of love and addiction are untied and tangled and tied again. . . . Her compassion for victims of addiction never wavers, and her presentation of the addicted people in her life is dynamic and fair. A beautiful, nuanced portrait of living alongside addiction.”—Booklist (starred review)

“A master class in memoir.”Shelf Awareness

“What a marvel this book is, that such a harrowing subject can be rendered with such tenderness. Any person who has ever put herself in harm’s way for love will see herself in these pages.”—Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes

“Balancing extensive research with dazzling, affecting prose, Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls is both a whip-smart addition to the literature of addiction and an intimate look at the beating heart of codependency. I couldn’t put it down.”—Kimberly King Parsons, author of the National Book Award–nominated Black Light

Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls is for anyone touched by addiction, which is all of us. At turns wild and punk rock, redemptive and heartfelt, this book feels like the book I’ve always been looking for.”—Chelsea Bieker, author of Godshot

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