Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Klonopin Lunch: A Memoir

  • Name: Klonopin Lunch: A Memoir
  • Author: Jessica Dorfman Jones
  • ISBN: 9780307886972
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication/Expected Publication: July 17, 2012

If you're living in a humdrum marriage and have ever wondered what it would be like to take a walk on the VERY WILD side, this book definitely delivers.  With a husband whose understanding/indifference defies reason most of the time, the author is able to explore the world of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll with the help of her gritty guitar instructor.

I think I can speak for everyone who reads this book when I say that the author, Jones, could have benefited from some therapy.  Her severe mood swings throughout the book lead the reader to constantly wonder what on earth she was thinking as she began this journey.  She succeeds in alienating most of her "old" friends as well as her husband and is only brought back to her senses by the most extreme of circumstances.

Jones is not a sympathetic character by any stretch of the imagination; in fact, she regularly acknowledges her own "bitchiness" and stresses the saintliness of her long-suffering husband.  This book is captivating in that the reader wonders just how far down the rabbit hole Jones will go before finally pulling herself out.

**Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book via Netgalley.**

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