The Masks of Addiction and the Truths of Recovery
by Chris Connell
Translating Hungers: The Masks of Addiction and the Truths of Recovery by Chris Connell is a no-holds barred, utterly honest and sometimes disturbing journey through 15 years of a young man’s addictions. Beginning with his childhood where he felt distinct from classmates due to his hearing aids, Connell depicts the harsh trajectory of fantasies becoming realities and then brutalities as he descends into a hell of drinking, drugs and sexual explorations that all feed his unquenchable desires. Most importantly, this intensely personal narrative eventually attends to how the care of family, the practice of yoga, exotic travel, the love of one unique woman and now, writing, have worked to heal negative patterns of behavior and offer Connell true hope for the future. Translating Hungers is a one of a kind tale of how masks can be removed and truths uncovered that turn addiction into self-awareness of the deepest kind.
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