031: Amy Dresner-Author

Sound Matters with Tom Leu

Sep 25 2017 • 39 mins

Tom's in-depth interview with the hilarious and insightful Amy Dresner, author of the riveting book "My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean" on Hachette Books.

Inside the Interview:
03:21 – Special subject-matter on Sound Matters...
04:16 – Never had "handlers"...
04:31 – How terrifying is Amy's newfound success as an author?
07:35 – On what to leave in and what to leave out...
09:43 – On Amy's Dad reading her book...
10:04 – What was learned writing this book?
12:13 – Any concern that "success" will lead back to the abyss?
12:36 – AA, criticisms, and recovery perspectives...
17:01 – Is addiction a disease?
18:01 – Why do addicts/alcoholics relapse?
20:08 – On deliberately writing to cross-over...
22:14 – On paralells between writing a book and the recovery process...
23:39 – On perpetual self-examination and self-awareness...
25:33 – On Amy's life story eventually become a book...
27:32 – On the back and forth realities of working with a book editor...
28:55 – On Amy's stand up comedy past, present, and future...
29:58 – On being a non-drinker and dealing with others who are...
31:19 – On dealing with haters, yet writing your truth...
33:41 – My Fair Junkie, and narrating the audio book...
34:33 – What's on the horizon for Amy? Speaking... more books?
37:49 – Amy's final thoughts...

Connect with Amy Dresner:
Website: www.amydresner.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/amydresnerofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/amydresner
Instagram: www.instagram.com/amydresner

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