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‘My Fair Junkie’ author Amy Dresner to speak at Auntie’s

Amy Dresner will speak at Auntie’s Bookstore on March 14. (Wendy Hall Photography)
Amy Dresner will speak at Auntie’s Bookstore on March 14. (Wendy Hall Photography)

During her 20-year struggle with addiction, writer Amy Dresner experienced it all, to the tune of six stints in rehab, four visits to psych wards, three suicide attempts and 20 grand mal seizures.

But after being arrested for felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon, Dresner cleaned up her act by helping clean up Hollywood Boulevard through 240 hours of court-ordered community service.

She chronicled her journey to sobriety in “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean,” which brings her to Auntie’s Bookstore on March 14.

“My true hope is to help break the stigma of addiction and mental illness,” Dresner told Last Call in 2017 about her reason for writing the book. “I grew up in Beverly Hills and graduated magna cum laude and none of this (rehabs, psych wards, jail) was in my game plan. Addiction is an equal opportunity disease.”

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