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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté, MD
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Jul 24, 2018 | ISBN 9780735277397 | 979 Minutes

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Winner of the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

“Enormously compelling . . . and Maté, as noted, is admirably, sometimes inexplicably, empathetic to all who cross his path.” —Toronto Star

“A harrowingly honest, compassionate, sometimes angry look at addiction and the people whose lives have been disordered by it.” —Ottawa Citizen

“An insightful, multilayered discussion of the nature of addiction generally, and our society’s epidemic of addictions in particular.” —The Globe and Mail   

“A nuanced and complex meditation on what opium-eaterThomasde Quincy called the ‘abiding darkness’. . . . A powerful and compassionatework.” —NOW

“Maté does a great service by forcing us to confront the us-and-them mentality that drives the get-tough responses to addiction. . . . I highly recommend Hungry Ghosts to everyone seeking insight into addiction.” The Vancouver Sun

“Excellent…. One of the book’s strengths is Maté’s detailed and compassionate characterization of the afflicted addicts he treats, but this is not just a memoir. Rather, using his own experience as well as the most advanced recent research, he attempts to delineate the closely interrelated psychological, social, and neurological dimensions of addiction. . . . A calm, unjudging, compassionate attentiveness to what is happening within.” —The Walrus

“It’s compulsively readable and packed with new scientific discoveries about addiction.” —The Georgia Straight


BC Book Prize’s Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize WINNER 2009

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