iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life

Jane Velez-Mitchell

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iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life

iWant My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler Honest Life This is the story of my ch ch changes which took me from insanity to clarity from egocentricity to altruism from alcoholism to activism These changes have marked an evolution in what I want from th

  • Title: iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life
  • Author: Jane Velez-Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780757313714
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the story of my ch ch changes, which took me from insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism These changes have marked an evolution in what I want from this life I am what I want What I seek to consume, possess, and achieve is a mirror that reflects my lusts and cravings, values and priorities, and moral boundar This is the story of my ch ch changes, which took me from insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism These changes have marked an evolution in what I want from this life I am what I want What I seek to consume, possess, and achieve is a mirror that reflects my lusts and cravings, values and priorities, and moral boundaries or lack thereof I am happy to say that what I want today is much less toxic and self centered than what I used to want It s taken decades of selfexamination to peel back the layers and figure out what really makes me happy And while I m still searching for my ultimate bliss, I know for sure it s not what I once thought it was It s not alcohol, cigarettes, money, food, sugar, or status symbols I ve consumed all of those in massive quantities, and they ve just made me miserable Now, I want what can t be tasted, smoked, worn, seen, or counted It s the opposite of material As sappy as it might sound, what I want is spiritual From the Introduction In iWant, Jane Velez Mitchell shares her candid and engaging story of the true adventure of her life, a journey of self discovery that is still in full throttle As she searches for the ultimate joy and freedom that come from living a compassionate life, she challenges all of us to learn from her examples to end destructive behaviors and embrace a meaningful existence alongside one another.

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    1. Lindsey on said:

      Pros: I learned a lot about alcoholism and the 12 Step Program. There is much to learn from the many "issues" beyond alcoholism that JVM has worked through. I was impressed by how thoroughly and how much JVM has worked and continues to work at reviewing and improving her life, and I was impressed at what a committed vegan she is. I already practice a lot of what she does - reducing what I consume, recycling everything I can, using vegan food and products, thinking about who (humans and animals) [...]

    2. RNOCEAN on said:

      Host of her own Headline News show, journalist Velez-Mitchell addresses a number of her own issues in this honest but ultimately unremarkable narrative, focusing largely on former addictions to alcohol, cigarettes, food and money: "I've consumed all of those in massive quantities, and they've just made me miserable. Now, I want the opposite of material. As sappy as it might sound, what I want is spiritual." Velez-Mitchell then recounts a childhood with parents who taught her to shun all authorit [...]

    3. Hanje Richards on said:

      I thought Velez-Mitchell’s book was interesting and I liked how she talked about recovery in all phases of her life including her diet and her lifestyle. She uses the book as something of a platform for these changes she has made in other parts of her life, however I could have done with a little less of the proselytizing. Velez-Mitchell was a high-functioning woman, who maintained her career, as her life was going down the tubes. Her recovery is inspirational and I found it necessary to take [...]

    4. Becky on said:

      After reading this book, I gained another perspective of addiction and consumption. Her philosophy on conservation and animal welfare is something each reader can learn from. I wouldn't go as far as becoming vegan but I have definitely have become more aware of the products I buy in making sure they are not animal tested and eco friendly. For a list of these products-->Caringconsumer. And yes it is on a PETA website but it doesn't mean you have to run around naked with the animals if you shar [...]

    5. Alicia on said:

      She's unbearably sanctimonious. Her message was lost on me because I couldn't stand the person who was giving it. I get it, you're better than everyone else but why are you writing a book about it? Do you think that's going to earn you fans? There are other sober, vegan, environmentalists out there who don't need to slip those facts in whenever possible. She should have focused on her recovery story and not gone on about her political beliefs/social advocacy.

    6. Joan on said:

      I think I understand what she went through in terms of rebuilding your life and working hard on yourself. I'm still working hard on finding myself and what I want to do with my life. It is a journey that everyone should take even if they think their life is perfect and they can't work on themselves anymore. Maybe you don't need to do as much work on it as others, but I guess everyone, in their own way can always find room for improvement.

    7. Angela on said:

      It's just full of the same crap you hear from former addicts: Glorified versions of all the crazy crap they used to do (WAY crazier than anything you've ever done. Right? RIGHT!?), with a weak, "I'm so much happier now" tacked on at the end. Because not only did they used to have a more exciting life than you, it's now more enlightened too!

    8. Michelle on said:

      I enjoyed this book on several levels, not least of which because I could hear Jane's voice in my head. She's open and honest in the book about her struggles, philosophy and thoughts without getting bogged down in gory details. I would eagerly accept a dinner invitation from Jane after reading her book.

    9. Sarah on said:

      She had a lot of great things to say and a remarkable change in her life, but I did not like the way the book was written. I am sure she did not mean to write it in a preachy way but I did feel that was how it came across.

    10. Stephanie on said:

      Disturbing and enlightening. Excellent memoir of a journey to sobriety, healthy habits and a growing awareness of the overconsumption that is destroying our planet and increasing animal cruelty. It changed me, I'll never be the same.

    11. Danielle Crosby on said:

      To be more thoughtful of the world, animals, and people. I need to do what I want and what is best for me.

    12. Smythkiyahoo.com on said:

      I really enjoyed the book, read it in less than 2 days.

    13. Loricious on said:

      Started out fine until it started to go off on how if you aren't vegan you aren't human.

    14. Laura Hancock on said:

      A pretty practical guide through the 12 Steps, although she starts mixing in her enviro/animal rights politics toward the end and I found myself skimming and even skipping some pages.

    15. Ceanne on said:

      Some good information but not the best I've read on the 12 step process. It seems as if it was written more as a platform for her best interstes

    16. Sarah on said:

      Got at BEA.Boring. I didn't really read it; I skimmed through and could tell it wasn't well-written or worth my time.

    17. Theresa on said:

      Anyone faced with an addiction, be it drug, alcohol, or sugar should read this book. Also a good read for those who are animal activists, care about the condition of our environment.

    18. Erica on said:

      ugh! she needs to learn that the key about memoirs is SHOWING not TELLING

    19. Loricious on said:

      Lame story. Life of addiction turned to overzealous veganism. *yawn*

    20. Kathleen Benedetti on said:

      What "I wanted"This book gives wonderful insight to the throws of addition and work to overcome. While I respect her views on animal rights and veganism, it was a little too much "lecture" for me. Would have loved to hear more on her work to continue to manage/ overcome her disease of alcoholism .

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