The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott
A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder

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In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a notorious San Francisco murder trial, and an electric exploration of the self. Destined to be a classic, The Adderall Diaries was described by The Washington Post as “a serious literary work designed to make you see the world as you’ve never quite seen it before.”
 

About Stephen Elliott

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Stephen Elliott is the editor of the anthology "Politically Inspired," He is also the author of four novels, including "What It Means to Love You" and "Happy Baby," A contributing writer for "The Believer," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Newsday," "The Village Voice," and "McSweeney's," Elliott is the Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and lived, before this year, in San Francisco.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Graywolf Press. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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The confession reminded Elliott of his father's odd story that he killed a man who had publicly humiliated him the year before Elliott was born.

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This combination memoir/ true crime tale shows that self-destructive behavior can be healing.

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Pajiba

It’s the sort of book that takes a few days to really sink in — I enjoyed it while reading, but it took some time for the weight of it all to hit me.

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In The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott the author writes about Stephen Elliott the character, a tortured artist trying to find direction for his future and freedom from his past: "It's been a long time since I knew what I wanted, since I had something to strive toward.

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About Michelle Zaffino Michelle Zaffino has over 15 years of magazine and online publishing, writing, information architecture, copywriting and editing experience.

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn

The scope of Elliott’s book, encompassing a murder and its aftermath, his own life story, subcultures and perceptions of the same, may not seem like the stuff of a concise narrative, but for all of its intentionally rough edges and ambiguities, the extent to which The Adderall Diaries comes toget...

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