Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: CDN$ 32.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 13.38 (41%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Memoirs of an Addicted Br... has been added to your Cart
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Our books ship from the USA and delivery time is 2 to 3 weeks.  With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs Hardcover – Oct 4 2011


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 19.57
CDN$ 19.57 CDN$ 3.01

Best Canadian Books of 2014
Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, Stone Mattress, is our #1 Canadian pick for 2014. See all

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Join Amazon Student in Canada


Frequently Bought Together

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs + In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction + When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Price For All Three: CDN$ 52.71


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385669259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385669252
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain . . . takes on all of human longing. Unlike many of his brain science colleagues and fellow addicts, Dr. Lewis can write. One moment, he is remembering the details of his life as an addict; the next, he is reconstructing, based on newer scientific findings, what the drugs were doing to his brain. The result is not just a book about a brain on drugs, but a picture of addiction as an unavoidable urge of human nature. . . . It's the way he drapes his scientific understanding of human chemical function over the frame of his own life that makes his memoir compelling.”
The Globe and Mail
 
“In his book, Lewis seamlessly integrates the physiology and psychology of addiction with his own vivid, disturbing memories. It’s a fascinating and fact-filled glimpse into the world of needles and need.”
Georgia Straight

“[Memoirs of an Addicted Brain] is compelling, and for readers grappling with addiction, Mr. Lewis's mechanistic approach might well be novel enough to inspire them to seek the happiness he now enjoys.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“Marc Lewis’s Memoirs of an Addicted Brain is a cracker. . . . The science is up to the minute. Lewis clearly knows his stuff.”
The Australian

“Full . . . fascinating. . . . the picture of his brain activity with which Lewis furnishes us is at just the right resolution for an interested lay reader.”
The Independent    

About the Author

DR. MARC LEWIS is a developmental neuroscientist and professor of human developmental psychology, recently at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010, and currently at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is the author of over 50 journal publications in neuroscience and developmental psychology.
 
Dr. Lewis co-edited Emotion, Development, and Self-Organization: Dynamic Systems Approaches to Emotional Development (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and co-authored with his wife Isabela Granic Bed Timing (HarperCollins, 2009) which applies developmental theory to help parents get their young children to sleep through the night.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Athena Sade on Oct. 12 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am a recovering addict who used drugs for 24 years and has been clean for 17. I have worked in the field of addiction for 15 years, and I have read many books on addiction, but of all the books I have read none has had the impact on me that this book did. Marc Lewis provides a vulnerable tale of struggle and the effort to cope. He demonstrates in a way that is easy to visualize how certain chemicals become agents of coping. Whether you have struggled with addiction yourself or you know someone facing this challenge, you truly will begin to understand and perhaps let go of your judgment. The trauma/addictions field is changing rapidly with the knowledge we are gaining from the field of neuroscience. Until now there has been a huge chasm between the science and the ability to communicate it to those who need to understand it most. Thank you Marc for your courage to share your story and your astonishing talent for making the science available to us all... You have created a bridge that has the potential to change the way in which we demonize addicts.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By yinyangmj on Dec 28 2011
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed reading this book about an addicts perspective on addiction and how it affects our brain chemistry. The only drawback is that you need a basis in brain biology in order to fully understand what he is explaining. The book could have been shorter in my opinion, as some chapters were too long, and not of great importance to the story. A good read, but it left me wanting more. It would make a great movie, and it would be easier to understand how brain chemistry changes, when using drugs! Even though he talks a few pages on recovery, I found there was not enough information on how to stop using drugs, and make a new start.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, Marc Lewis gives us an enthralling interweave of great story telling and an introductory course on neurobiology of how the mind and brain of an addict operates. This coherent “life narrative” helps us make sense of the “cunning, baffling and powerful” effect of substances in the life of the addict and the people in his life. From one addict to another who has written his story, thank you Mark for helping me make more sense of my life.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback