Long Past Stopping

Long Past Stopping

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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Oran Canfield--son of self-help guru and Chicken Soup for the Soul creator Jack Canfield--tells his surreal story of growing up in Long Past Stopping. In this remarkable memoir, writing with a wry and cutting edge, Canfield relates tales of a childhood in flux--being buffeted about among family friends, relatives, rebels, and born-again circus clowns, in an anarchist private school, communes, and libertarian enclaves--and of a young adulthood spent among the ruins of heroin addiction. Long Past Stopping is Oran Canfield's often hilariously harrowing tale of surviving life in the strange lane.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, c2009.
ISBN: 9780061450754
0061450758
Characteristics: xi, 321 p. ;,24 cm.

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Lexikal
Sep 26, 2012

Great book, tantamount in weirdness to Augusten Burroughs' "Running with Scissors", with a slightly more surrealistic drug angle. His treatment at the end, and the "hallucinations" he experienced at that treatment centre, are images that will stay with me.

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