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The Resource Mayhem, Sigrid Rausing

Mayhem, Sigrid Rausing

Label
Mayhem
Title
Mayhem
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Rausing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family. In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint, Hans' sister, the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened. In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to the world of addiction must face. "Who can help the addict, consumed by a shaming hunger, a need beyond control? There is no medicine: the drugs are the medicine. And who can help their families, so implicated in the self-destruction of the addict? Who can help when the very notion of help becomes synonymous with an exercise of power; a familial police state; an end to freedom, in the addicts mind?" An eloquent and timely attempt to understand the conundrum of addiction and a memoir as devastating as it is riveting
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rausing, Sigrid
Dewey number
  • 362.29092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC566
LC item number
.R39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rausing, Sigrid
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug abuse
  • Families
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction
Label
Mayhem, Sigrid Rausing
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964065717
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780451493125
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016052496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964065717
Label
Mayhem, Sigrid Rausing
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964065717
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780451493125
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016052496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964065717

Library Locations

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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