Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

  • by Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by Sarianna Gregg
  • 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book is an anthology written by a diverse group of 40 individuals from around the world. They come from all walks of life, yet they are all united by the choices they have made. Confessions of a Caffeine Addict covers all major products including coffee, tea, yerba mate, energy and sport drinks, soda, caffeine pills, diuretics, medicine, chocolate, and other foods containing the drug.
All have acted from their hearts and here, they have written from their hearts, telling the stories of what brought them along to their own conclusions about their use of caffeine. This book was written to inspire more people to make informed choices, to know that their actions do make a difference, and to know that, in their efforts to tell their tales anonymously, that they are not alone.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The reality of caffeine addiction...

Would you listen to Confessions of a Caffeine Addict again? Why?

No. Although it was enjoyable, I have no need to listen to it again. I would, however, recommend it to others.

What did you like best about this story?

The emotion and real life language used within.

Which character – as performed by Sarianna Gregg – was your favorite?

I do not have a favorite. I appreciate the narrator's unique voice to each character, including the accents and lingo.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have an extreme reaction to this book, but I listened intently and enjoyed it's narration very much.

Any additional comments?

These 40 stories of people who faced severe addiction to caffeine products, such as coffee and soda, are very well told. They range from a working mom who depends on coffee namely, to get through her busy day, to a truck driver who depends on caffeine to get the job done. Many of these stories end with a not so happy ending, ranging from health problems, to yes, even divorce.

Why I give this title 4 STARS: The entire book is very well written and told. I could feel the angst of the people as they relived their most horrid moments of addiction. This book definitely outlines the very real struggle many people face with addiction--especially an addiction that is often overlooked as an addictive substance. Anyone who is experiencing something similar would benefit from reading Confessions of a Caffeine Addict, as a way to see where their possible path may be going. It truly is a very thoughtful and insightful view on caffeine and its dangers.

However, one thing keeps me from giving a full 5 STAR rating--no solid evidence other than the testimonies of what the doctors and medical professionals told the storyteller. For me, I like to know the statistics with actual supporting, verified sources.

Regardless of this detail, I feel this book is a good read on the reality of caffeine addiction, and I highly recommend it.

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- Ishabelle Torry

Well Considered and amusing

Would you consider the audio edition of Confessions of a Caffeine Addict to be better than the print version?

I would say the audio edition gave more of an insight into the characters feelings than a printed version would have. Primarily because I would have had to come up with my own mental voices for the characters & their woes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Confessions of a Caffeine Addict?

When the realization that caffeine is in fact a drug finally dons on the characters I found it most amusing. Primarily because of the use of coffee in AA meetings globally.

What about Sarianna Gregg’s performance did you like?

The reading was intensely personal as though it was being told from the perspective of one who was going through the experience as opposed to one who was simply reading a story. I found that to be most gripping.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me hesitate to drink coffee as I listened. In fact at the moment I have become inclined to consume more fruited tea than before.

Any additional comments?

An excellent tale that I would gladly recommend to anyone.

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- Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2012
  • Publisher: scr, inc