05w05:3 Self-Transformation

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2005 week 5 number 3 (self-transformation)


Hack Yourself | Anonymous
“You can be happy. You can live the life you want to live. You can become the person you want to be. This is what I’ve figured out so far. “

The End of My World as I Knew It | Seth Mnookin
“I was 25 and had spent the years since I graduated from college focusing all of my desperate energy on my career as an intravenous drug addict. I was 6 feet tall and weighed less than 150 pounds. That entire year, I had cleared $3,192 in legal income. I worked for a coffee shop and a liquor store and a couple of bookstores, never lasting at any job for more than a couple of weeks. At one point, I gave confused, occasionally incoherent English lessons to Japanese academics visiting Harvard. (My eternal apologies, Mr. Kobayashi.) I hadn’t done any real writing in years, and the last time I’d traveled on anything resembling a magazine assignment had been the previous summer, when Details had shipped me off to Mexico for an experimental, two-day rapid detox program that was supposed to miraculously cure my heroin addiction. It failed spectacularly. Now I was on my way to Delray Beach with a bag of clothes, a bag of books, and an admission ticket to a long-term treatment center.”

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emailed by Timothy on Saturday 05 February 2005 @ 1:50 PM

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