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Klonopin Lunch

A Memoir

Jessica Dorfman Jones

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Description

Gritty. Dirty. Hard-core. Transformative. Funny.  This is the real Sex and the City.
 
By her late twenties, Jessica Dorfman Jones had dutifully achieved everything she thought she was supposed to: marriage, law degree, high-paying job, nice apartment in Greenwich Village. But she was miserable and felt like she was living a life that wasn't hers. Desperate to change her status quo and figure out who she really was, Jessica went about the business of making a change by demolishing the life she knew. She threw her good-girl image aside and set out to unleash the very bad girl she had never before tried to be.

Embracing the deliciously debauched world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Jessica leaves behind her sweet and well-behaved husband for the ultimate bad-boy guitar player, starts her own band, and parties harder than she had ever thought possible. She starts a band, puts her job in jeopardy, and causes her friends and family no end of worry with her illicit behavior. And then, in the midst of her self-created chaos, the wildest thing of all happens. She figures out who she is, who she most definitely is not, and what might, if she's lucky, come next.

Klonopin Lunch
is Jessica’s wickedly funny and uncensored journey down the rabbit hole and back out again, into a life that, at last, makes her truly happy.

Publishers Weekly Review

May 28, 2012 – Named for the wonder pill that calmed her down in the midst of a hysterical heartbreak, this thin, instant memoir reconstructs New Yorker Jones’s (The Art of Cheating) sadly destructive, ultimately self-revelatory affair with her sexy young guitar teacher. Married for four years to Andrew, a man of either saintly indulgence or monumental blindness, Jones has grown weary by age 30-something of her ho-hum home life and unchallenging, finite work in an startup New York City dot-com and accepts a friend’s challenge to take guitar lessons. Gideon, the sexy clerk from the Chelsea guitar store, arrives at her home in tight pants, a “70s dude flip,” and with a crooked smile, and Jones is a goner. What ensues is the sordid unraveling of her affair and marriage: she begins to frequent Gideon’s gigs (she’s only a little shocked at how mediocre his band is), stays out late, does drugs with him and his band, loses weight, and starts her own band, Throws like a Girl. Sliding into self-loathing and incoherence from drugs and her slavish passion, she also has to scramble for a new job once her dot-com closes. The affair knocks her out of her complacency, yet even though Gideon proves “a little more one-dimensional” than she originally thought, a coke head and womanizer to boot, she learns finally the toll of dishonesty in this very raw, human lesson about vulnerability and growth.

Customer Reviews

Do NOT buy on iBooks

The book might be a fun read, but the last page in every chapter is not there in iBooks. It repeats the previous page no matter what you try to do. So you never hear the end of every single chapter which is quite annoying. Otherwise it could be a fun read.

Klonapin Lunch

Great read on human behavior. And what you can learn through patience and what is truly in one's heart all along! Wonderful visuals throughout this book of what feelings can turn you into!
It's not so much as finding yourself however finding the person you really are.
I learned a few things about myself from this scenario. Read on and dig it!

Klonopin Lunch
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jul 17, 2012
  • Publisher: Crown/Archetype
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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