Don't Bring Your Vibrator to Rehab

A Somewhat Comedic Memoir

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Pub Date 11 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 07 Jan 2022
Pam Gaslow, BookBaby

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Don't Bring Your Vibrator to Rehab is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals the terrifying and lonely world of addiction. After almost a decade of sobriety, Pam Gaslow relapsed into a life of dependency on marijuana, which nearly destroyed her. She recounts a devastating downward spiral that shattered her at forty-five years old. From bongs to pipes to flavored vape pens, she drifted and then dove into a two-year-long stoned void: a protracted journey to nowhere. Gaslow was the twenty-four-hour defunct addict living without purpose and barely able to function. And while she was aware that pot wouldn't kill her, she couldn't feel more dead inside.

At times hilarious and harrowing, Gaslow paints a raw portrait of a woman held hostage by her substance abuse. Eventually becoming sick from marijuana toxicity, she finally finds the courage to seek treatment. Her journey via rehab from an entirely checked-out, lethargic, hopeless, and suicidally depressed pothead to a sober woman with clarity and gratitude is told with honesty, intelligence, wit, and a remarkable degree of self-deprecating humor.

Don't Bring Your Vibrator to Rehab is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals the terrifying and lonely world of addiction. After almost a decade of sobriety, Pam Gaslow relapsed into a life of...


A Note From the Publisher

Book illustrator: Xavier Comas (Book Cover Designer)

Ebook 978-166-7807690

Book illustrator: Xavier Comas (Book Cover Designer)

Ebook 978-166-7807690


Advance Praise

“Quick, dry and a little bit bitchy.”
—Pam’s rehab friend

“Pam Gaslow’s courage in confronting herself is delivered with a bawdy, comic punch. Rehab has rarely been this funny or frank.”
—Allison Burnett, author of Undiscovered

“A flat-out comedic masterpiece about mental health and addiction. Gaslow describes her experiences with shocking honesty and brilliant humor.”
—Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy

“Heavy on insight and light on self-pity, Pam’s story is an incisive and witty must-read for anyone struggling with substance abuse.”
—Ginny Hogan, author of Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield

“Quick, dry and a little bit bitchy.”
—Pam’s rehab friend

“Pam Gaslow’s courage in confronting herself is delivered with a bawdy, comic punch. Rehab has rarely been this funny or frank.”
—Allison...


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A raw, honest and humorous look at addiction and sobriety. Pam writes as if she’s telling the story to a friend, which helped draw me in. Raunchy at times, but added to the charm of the book.

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