This has been an extremely hard book for me to review and to read. The pain that comes from any addiction is harsh and even reading about it can have an effect on the reader. This book is an eye-opening experience with abuse, addition, recovery and the lengths some have to go to just to survive. It is so much more too; it is a story of strength and personal definition.
The setbacks, triumphs and the pain that any addict feels and experiences are in some way all the same. Yet, each recovery and success story is as individual as each person that suffers through the disease of addiction. No matter what you think you know about the topic of sex addiction, this book will show you a story through the pained eyes of a survivor.
This book is not a sexy cheap porn novel. It is a hard-hitting and blunt look at sex addiction and the road to recovery and survival. This book is a learning experience and although you may not come aways feeling good and joyful, you may come away with a new perspective on addicts and their existence in an unrelenting world. This book is not for the faint of heart it is explicit and raw.
From the author: If you’re in crisis, please contact: THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE If you’re feeling desperate, alone or hopeless, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: (800) 273-TALK (8255). It’s a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
Kelly Boykin. Confessions of a Sex Addict (Kindle Locations 2230-2235). Kelly Boykin.