|Posted by nptbookjunkies on December 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
"On the one hand, memoirs have often been afforded a certain poetic license to stray from absolute truth in the interest of storytelling. On the other, they have the appeal of the real. Over the years, the marketplace hungered for more of both. Give us more drama! And tell us it’s all true! The publishing world responded, pumping up both. It was inevitable that one day the mixture would blow up in someone’s face. Frey had the right story to tell, the talent to get heard, the soaring ambition, and the right professional champions hungry for a hit"_Vanity Fair magazine
Copies of the book are available at the Northport/E. Northport Public Libraries. the book discussion will be in January, date and time to be announced.
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on September 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
Our current read tells the story of the tragedy that struck Northport in June 1984. Our sleepy, little, seaside village made headlines for the horrific murder that was touted as a satanic ritual when in fact it was the result of the drug epidemic that has haunted society for eons. Join us.....we will be discussing this book on October 30, 2012 at Northport Library (downstairs in The Museum Cove) @ 7pm.
Northport Library has 2 copies of the book reserved in the Teen Center.
The book will not be available through the Circulation Desk.
Teen Center Hours: M - F 3-9pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm
You can reach the Teen Center (during the above hours) at 261-6930 ext. 358
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on April 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.
At the tender age of fourteen, Amanda Beard walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals, and enjoyed a lucrative modeling career on the side. At one point, she was the most downloaded female athlete on the Internet.
Yet despite her astonishing career and sex-symbol status, Amanda felt unworthy of all her success. Unaware that she was suffering from clinical depression, she hid the pain beneath a megawatt smile. With no other outlet for her feelings besides the pool, Amanda expressed her emotions through self-destructive behavior. In her late teens and twenties, she became bulimic, abused drugs and alcohol, and started cutting herself.
Her low self-esteem led to toxic relationships with high-profile
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on February 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
We are proud to announce that our current read is written by Christy Crandell, one of my fellow Five Moms. Christy resides in California. She shares her family's story of her son's drug addiction. A compelling read, heart wrenching read! Our book discussion will take place on March 13th. See events calendar for details.
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on February 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
Chris Herren will be visiting the Northport Community Book Club on February 3, 2012 at The Book Revue in Huntington Village. Come join us for a Celebration of Recovery. Click on the link below for more information. All are welcome! We hope to see you there.
|Posted by Patti on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on December 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
From shooting hoops to shooting heroin. This is the harrowing tale of Chris Herren's life as a young basketball player that made it to the NBA. He played for the Denver Nuggets and the Boston Celtics. Through his basketball career his addiction grew and eventually took over his life. Read how he went from living a nightmare to living his dream life.
Pick up your copy today. Our book discussion will take place in mid-January. I will post that date as soon as I have it. It's a great read.
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on October 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
We will be holding a candlelight vigil in Northport Village Park to remember those who lost their lives to drugs and to celebrate those in recovery. Help support our efforts to raise awareness about addiction and drug abuse. Help us remove the shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction. Addiction does not discriminate, it knows no boundaries and is an equal opportunity destroyer. Spread the word and come down to the park to show your support.
Hot chocolate and munchkins will be served to keep everybody warm
We will be selling our tee shirts and "live simply" bracelets. All proceeds will help support the efforts of the book club and fund The Dex Nuzzi Memorial Scholarship.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on October 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM||comments (1)|
Current book club members
WIN AN AMAZON GIFT CARD
All current book club members are eligible. The contest will be open from Monday October 10th until Friday October 28th. Just print out a contest sheet(s) and ask your friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers to "like" our facebook page and be part of our book club. There are many activities/events available for community members of all ages. This is a great way to raise awareness, educate and prevent drug/alcohol abuse. So get started!
|Posted by nptbookjunkies on September 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Lots of exciting things are happening with the book club. We recently met with The Partnership at a DrugFree.org in NYC (www.drugfree.org). They are a fabulous organization and we look forward to working with them.
We are planning a visit from author James Brown in the Spring of 2012. James is the author of The Los Angeles Diaries and This River (our most recent reads). Enjoy his books and "meet the author" in the Spring, it's going to be great!
October 24th to October 29th is Red Ribbon Week. This is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in our country. Help raise awareness by wearing a red ribbon during this week in October. We will be holding a candlelight vigil in Northport Park to remember those who have lost their lives to drugs and to celebrate those in recovery. Please see our events page for the details. Visit their website www.redribboncoalition.com
Stay tuned for more info