Trunky: Transgender Junky by Samuel Peterson Book Summary:
Profoundly philosophical, surprisingly funny and brutally honest, this modern day tragic-comedy pulls no punches delving into the Sisyphean struggle of human addiction and recovery. After a decade of sobriety and relentless devotion to becoming a writer, Trunky finally finds himself on the brink of success and widespread acclaim. But as fate would have it, he spirals down into depression and begins using heroin again. This relapse is different from those that came before, however, as Trunky ends up institutionalized in a recovery center in the south among a diverse group of dopers--thugs, criminals, white supremacists, professional athletes and business men--all of whom are looking for something they’re terrified of finding. As Trunky navigates his path from addition to recovery and female to manhood in this cast of characters, he find himself on an unexpected journey into the depths of the human soul where he discovers its fundamental flaws and the redemption we experience from honest vulnerability when we have the courage to take the plunge.
Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery by Annika Sanders Book Summary:
This book records the rise and rise of Junky Styling, the fashion label and at the same time shows readers how to recycle their own good quality second-hand clothing, deconstructing, re-cutting and completely transforming it into a new product that belies the former identity of the raw material. Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery is a beautifully designed and illustrated publication, designed to show fashion students, hobby-sewers, textiles fanatics and anyone with an interest in ecological and recycling issues how to reconstruct stylish, individual clothing from things they no longer wear, and how two women with a passion for fabrics and a flair for stylish design built a thriving and successful business doing just that. This book will inspire everyone who reads it to look at their discarded clothes with fresh eyes and a resourceful frame of mind.
Dear Sibelius: Letter from a Junky by Marshall Walker Book Summary:
When a schoolboy in Glasgow, Marshall Walker became addicted to the music of Sibelius. In 1996 he made a pilgrimage to Finland, visiting places of special significance to the composer, his birthplace in Hämeenlinna, the villa 'Ainola' where he lived for over 50 years, the forests and lakes near Koli in the Karelia. Back home in New Zealand Walker began to write Sibelius a thank-you letter for a lifetime's companionship. Walker tells Sibelius how his music helped him overcome childhood ordeals in Scotland. He discovers Sibelian connections in his family, tracing the steps of his grandfather from a Sunday stroll in a Glasgow park to the Elliot Junction railway disaster of 1906 and commemorating his uncle's service on the Salonika front in WWI. The scene shifts to student days at Glasgow University, problems with God, the kindness of the Scottish conductor, Ian Whyte, and the music of Arnold Bax, Sibelius's 'son in music'. In apartheid South Africa Sibelius becomes Walker's medicine man. There's a glimpse of the composer fêted in the USA and a connection between his music and the American writer, Robert Penn Warren. A child falls in love with Sibelius's Third Symphony. From New Zealand Walker sets out on the compulsive pilgrimage which prompts him to try to show how an artist can be a continuous, sustaining presence in a life. There's talk of Sibelius's music throughout the letter - a grateful junky's talk, not a critic's. 'You have taught me about Sibelius.' Osmo Vänskä 'A true writer. Excellent. I must repeat, excellent.' Lygia Fagundes Telles 'Compellingly human stories in a masterly fusion of music and life'. Hugh Macdonald Marshall Walker was born and educated in Scotland where he is currently Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He lectured in English at Glasgow University from 1965 to 1980 after a spell at Rhodes University in South Africa. From 1981 until 2006 he was Professor of English at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand with time out for visiting appearances in the USA, Poland, Germany, Italy and Brazil. His publications include The Literature of the United States of America and Scottish Literature since 1707. An occasional broadcaster on literary and musical topics for Radio New Zealand and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, he introduced broadcasts of the 2005 Sydney Sibelius Festival in which Sibelius's symphonies were performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. He lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, with his Brazilian wife, the writer, Cláudia Pacce.
Junky: The Definitive Text of "Junk" by William S. Burroughs Book Summary:
Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life.In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. For this definitive edition, renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has gone back to archival typescripts to re-created the author's original text word by word. From the tenements of New York to the queer bars of New Orleans, Junky takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still with us today. Burroughs’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre.
Junky by Burroughs, William S. (1977) Paperback Book Summary:
Junkie: Confessions of an Un-redeemed Drug Addict (originally titled Junk, later released as Junky) is a novel by American beat generation writer William S. Burroughs, published initially under the pseudonym William Lee in 1953. His first published work, it is semi-autobiographical and focuses on Burroughs' life as a drug user and dealer. It has come to be considered a seminal text on the lifestyle of heroin addicts in the early 1950s.
Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict by Jude Hassan Book Summary:
An estimated 150,000 people per year try heroin, most of them are under the age of 26 and relative newbies to drugs. The stories of those within these jaw-dropping numbers are the tether needed to wrap our collective minds around this problem. Author Jude Hassan’s memoir, Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict, is a personal account of his journey from a smart, well-loved kid with great potential to a fear-filled addict and how he found his way back. In Suburban Junky, Hassan was the last kid anyone would imagine a junkie. He had loving and attentive parents, was a great student, his father was a drug counselor; he knew all he was supposed to know. When his family moved to the suburbs just in time for freshman year, Hassan was more lonely than ever, shy and eating lunch alone. When a boy his age finally approached him and offered him drugs, it was all it took. Though he knew better and had all the tools to resist, his desire to fit in became an unhealthy obsession. Hassan quickly went from smoking pot to experimenting with other drugs. He eventually landing on heroin. It took an enforced detox in a jail cell and his father’s cancer to give him the will to climb out of the deep, dark hole he’d lived in for six years.
Junky: The Definitive Text of "Junk" (50th Anniversary Edition) by William S. Burroughs Book Summary:
Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first book, a candid, eyewitness account of times and places that are now long gone. This book brings them vividly to life again; it is an unvarnished field report from the American postwar underground. For this definitive 50th-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly re-created the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts. Here for the first time are Burroughs's own unpublished Introduction and an entire omitted chapter, along with many "lost" passages and auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others. Harris's comprehensive Introduction reveals the composition history of Junk's text and places its contents against a lively historical background.
Junky a Short Diagnosis: An Essay Examining the Underworld of Drug Abuse in William S. Burroughs’ Novel Junky (1953) by M. J. Poynter Book Summary:
Junky, a Short Diagnosis, is an analytical essay (2,000 words) examining themes of drug abuse and urban decay in William S. Burroughs’ novel Junky (1953). As a cult novel Junky provides a pathological attack on the decaying social and moral values of post-war America. This semi-autobiographical memoir provides an unflinching exposé of drug addiction in the early 1950’s. By using drug addiction as a means of observing a state of physical deterioration in the self the individual is able to recognise a similar state of deterioration within society. Burroughs’ novel effectively illustrates how society has succumb to the external forces of corporatism, bureaucracy and extended forms of government control. In reacting against the stifling effects of a consumer society Junky is not merely a gratuitous examination of drug abuse but a social critique exposing the debilitating effects of post-war containment.Short ExtractIs Junky (1953) simply a story about the urban underworld of drug abuse or can it be read as an attack on the decaying social and moral values of post-war America? On the surface Burroughs novel graphically portrays the criminal underworld of a drug dealer, but underneath, it becomes a pathological attack on the decaying social and moral values of post-war America. After the Second World War, “America became a land of unprecedented affluence,” states Bradbury, in which, “real incomes doubled and the United State became the exemplary consumer economy” (1983: 26). At a superficial level this created an inner sense of cohesion which many intellectuals thought would result in an age of conformity. But as America struggled to maintain a new global balance of power, this period became outwardly marked by the stress and disorders of the modern world, which later manifested themselves into the paranoia of the Cold War (Ibid, 26-27).By examining the physical effects of drug addition, whereby the individual’s body is subdued by the effects of a foreign agent, Burroughs effectively illustrates how society can succumb to the influence of destructive external powers, such as, corporatism, monopolizing bureaucracy and the increasing powers of the secret service (Donald, 1978: 115). These new post-war developments can be seen as foreign bodies of mass power, seeking to create a world of consensus and conformity. But in destroying individual expression they also destroy the existing social and moral values that society has traditionally relied upon. Junky is not merely a gratuitous examination of drug abuse but a social critique exposing the debilitating effects of the post-war consensus. “Burroughs is greatly concerned with the fear of a system taking over from our system,” explains Donald, “drugs are, as it were, an alien occupying force, an evil external power which, once internalised into the human system, transforms and destroys it” (1978: 113-5).
Junky Jesus High on Weed Heroin and Crack: What if The Son Of God was a drug addicted hallucenator (Imagine what if) (Volume 1) by High Dan Edward Knight Sr. Book Summary:
THIS IS A CREATIVE IDEA THAT JUST CAME TO MIND ABOUT WHAT IF JESUS WAS A JUNKY AND I SHOW WHAT I THINK THIS WOULD LOOK LIKE AS HE DIALOGS WITH GOD.
Life, For Me, Has Had Some Draw Backs ...: Important Shit that I have learned along the way ... Life Lessons and Musings of an Archer, Sportsman, Wild Game Chef and Adventure Junky by Patrick Raymond Dreher Book Summary:
If you are looking for a fun and easy, anecdotal read that is full of life advice, adages and the general musings of a fifty year old bowhunter, fisherman, wild game chef and adventure junky, then this book is for you! It started as a collection of learnings, that I wanted to share with my children, and turned into something just a little bigger. This book is not just about hunting and fishing. It covers a wide range of life topics and general advice for men of all ages. Fifty cents from every book sold will go to Outdoor Dreams, a local charity that provides youths and handicapped hunters with outdoor experiences.
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