Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review of Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

40 Stories edited by Marina Kushner

Reviewed by Roy Author Murry

By the time I finished this book, I had at least a hundred caffeine drinks: coffee and Pepsi. I am overstating my consumption. My caffeine intake is much less.

The stories in these ‘I did it,’ the people are candid about their addictions. And it seems that one must first accept the addiction to come it.

Each addict had their starting and ending points if they were as candid as it seems. Some had returned to their consuming ways and rehabbed out to normality. But that lurking need remained until they found an emotional epiphany.

Overcoming a need that is a habit, for these tales of insecurity prevailed throughout. It was the realization that the body functions better without a ridiculous amount of caffeine. This turned things around for many.

All in all, the stories were insightful, but not compelling enough to dilute one’s addiction. I feel that life’s story a la biography would be more convincing.

Each story is an interesting read and done in such a way that you can read a few stories with your morning coffee, or not. The book costs as much as a Starbucks Latte. You decide which you need most.

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