The Guardian

"This memoir is as strange, immediate and artfully written as any Oliver Sacks case-study, with the added scintillation of having been composed by its subject."

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The Fix

"Memoirs of an Addicted Brain may be the most original and illuminating addiction memoir since Thomas De Quincey's seminal Confessions of an Opium Eater."

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The Independent

"And the picture of his brain activity with which Lewis furnishes us is at just the right resolution for an interested lay reader. He patiently guides along the bidirectional neural pathways that explain how an addict gets caught in a feedback loop of anticipatory craving."

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Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"In this meticulous, evocative memoir, Lewis, a neuroscientist and ex-junkie, explores how narcotics affect the brain and beguile the mind. His picaresque narrative recounts a lavish drug history..."

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Kirkus Book Reviews

Developmental neuroscientist Lewis (Human Development and Applied Psychology/Radboud Univ., Netherlands) examines his odyssey from minor stoner to helpless, full-blown addict.

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San Francisco Chronicle Review

"First and foremost, Lewis is a scientist - but he combines his research with his life experiences. His explanation of addiction is grounded in the personal, which sets him apart from many of his colleagues."

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