Amy Dresner


“Like Carrie Fisher’s 1987 autobiographical novel, Postcards From the Edge, and Mary Karr’s 2009 memoir, Lit, Amy Dresner’s story of addiction and recovery, My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean (Hachette Books), is one for the ages…”Lisa Shea, Elle Magazine
“Mortifying, hilarious, unsparing and weirdly life-affirming, My Fair Junkie hits the ground screaming and never lets up. As with all great “drug memoirs,” the subject of this raw, squirm-fest of an autobiography is not drugs, but what made drugs necessary: the twisted history and relatably depraved torments of the author’s own strung-out heart. For fans of Beyond Shame, low-bottom recollectors like Augusten Burroughs and Stephen Elliot, Amy Dresner has earned her spot on the shelf.”Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight
“Amy Dresner breaks my heart into a million pieces – and then slowly helps me put myself back together again. This is a wonderful book, filled with a frenetic mixture of snappy dialogue and terrifying truth.”Peter Scolari, Emmy Award winning actor
“Hypnotic, magical, mesmerizing. Truly great. Amy Dresner is the most startlingly alert, poetic, stunning writer I have come across in decades. She is a real talent, such as one rarely encounters.”Ben Stein, Conservative pundit and American Spectator columnist
“Full Disclosure: Amy Dresner is the prodigal daughter of one of my oldest and dearest friends. And Full Disclosure would be an acceptable alternate title for My Fair Junkie, her chronicle of her journey to hell and back, a round trip she’s made way too many times. Because Amy is who she is, the story she tells is hysterically funny at one moment and utterly harrowing the next—and often manages to be both those things at once.”Lawrence Block, award winning crime-writer, author of “The Sins of the Fathers” and more books and short stories than I can name.
“Dresner’s book is a sickening masterpiece. Hilarious and raw, she cuts to bony truth. I love her!”Margaret Cho, comedian
“Dresner’s story of drugs, sex and a handful of other addictions is wickedly funny and hauntingly honest.”Fashion Magazine
“I loved this book! Amy Dresner is the real deal; a fiercely funny writer whose insights into addiction and recovery — and life — are full of truth, free of self-pity, sometimes scathing, often poignant, irresistibly page-turning, and painfully hilarious.”Stephen Guirgis, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
“I’m not an addict and have no interest in addiction stuff, but Amy Dresner’s book had me riveted. It’s so much more than an addiction memoir. Balls-out honesty, great writing, darkly hilarious, with Didionesque insights throughout.”Amy Alkon science-based nationally syndicated columnist and author (most recently of "Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck")
“In an era when authenticity is everything, Amy Dresner is so real it hurts. Junkie, alcoholic, sex addict, Jewish princess, head case, loose cannon, hot mess… She’s all of it and more, the worst of the worst. She also happens to be utterly fearless, and one hell of a writer.”Mishka Shubaly, best-selling author of Amazon Kindle singles “The Long Run,” “Beat the Devil,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and others.
“Funny, raw, real, and moving. Amy’s memoir digs deep inside the world of addiction and takes you on a ride you’d pay to go on again. Amy, like addiction, is a complicated beast that needs to be unraveled and exposed to understand – and she does just that in My Fair Junkie, an incredible read.“Amber Tozer, author of “Sober Stick Figure"
“Amy Dresner’s My Fair Junkie is, honestly, one of the funniest, most heart wrenching, real, raw, touching, revelatory, and beautiful memoirs I’ve ever read. It transcends just the addiction lit genre to become something far more universal — something profoundly human — and captivating. I found myself laughing out loud over and over again, while, at the same time, being deeply moved by Dresner’s account of addiction to more than just substances, but the need for connection in this increasingly disparate and fractured world.”Nic Sheff, author of Tweak
“Amy Dresner’s life has been amazing, fucked up, beautiful, crazy, and heartbreaking – but if yours hasn’t been at least three of these things, then you have no pulse. She has plowed through, come out the other side, and found her tribe in the art of writing. She’s sharper than any knife she’s ever brandished and that’s why I consider her one of my most inspiring artist friends. I love her.”Ian Harvie, transgender stand-up comic and co-star on Emmy-award series “Transparent”
“Fascinating. Uncomfortable—“spout wise words from the podium” then sport-fuck newcomers trying to make yourself feel better. This book is a confessional and an indictment. I’ve loved girls like Amy and they drug my heart through a human sewer of addiction. I’ve used girls like Amy and I only feigned to care. Why do I find this so fucking attractive? Well-written. Believable.”Jack Grisham, author of An American Demon