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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

This book deals with a lot of hard topics. Not only does it delve into substance abuse, but also both anxiety and depression. Sometimes, though, I have found that reading about topics such as these can be comforting. It settles me, somehow, for these complex thoughts and impulses to be put into words. The main character of this book- unnamed the whole time- is an extremely unhappy woman who has had to face many problems in her life. Finally, after reaching a breaking point, she decides to put her entire life on hold and live completely off the grid, gradually descending deeper and deeper into the world of drugs. It is hard to read at some points because you can almost feel the emptiness inside of her as she comes out of her highs, but all in all I found it completely enlightening and an important read. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a bit of a deeper topic, and only if they are ready to read about these things.

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