Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls
NON-FICTION/BIOGRAPHY | A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love.In this unflinching memoir, Aron shows the devastating effect of addiction on loved ones. She also untangles the messy ties between her own history of enabling, society’s expecations of womanhood and our ideas of love. She cracks open the feminised phenomenon of co-dependency, tracing its development from the formation of Al-Anon to recent research in the psychology of addiction, and asks uncomfortable questions about when help becomes harm and how love really works.
Author: Nina Aron.
A NON-FICTION/BIOGRAPHY PICK from the curated selection of monthly titles in The English Bookshop’s Book of the Month line-up.