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The Adderall Diaries

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Stephen Elliott
In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a notorious San Francisco murder trial, and an electric exploration of the self. Destined to be a classic, The Adderall Diaries was described by the Washington Post as “a serious literary work designed to make you see the world as you’ve never quite seen it before.”

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“Elliott may be writing under the influence, but it's the influence of genius.”—Vanity Fair

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Stephen  Elliott
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Stephen Elliott is the author of The Adderall Diaries, Happy Baby, and the essay collection Sometimes I Think About It. He is the founding editor of the Rumpus and the director of the movies About Cherry and After Adderall.
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  • “Elliott’s candor yields some sad, lovely writing about his father.”—The New York Times Book Review
  • “Nakedly manipulative and all but impossible to resist. . . . The moment I revisited The Adderall Diaries (intending only to select quotes for this review) I immediately started reading the book again.”The Boston Globe
  • The Adderall Diaries should be a lurid work. . . . Yet this is no potboiler, but a serious literary work designed to make you see the world as you’ve never quite seen it before.”The Washington Post
  • “Elliott ruthlessly flays the truth past the point of tears, to heights of consciousness achievable only through the masochistic act of writing. Elliott may be writing under the influence, but it’s the influence of genius.”Vanity Fair
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