I wanted to read Yoga Cocaine because I felt the two topics combined would make for an interesting read. And I was right! The author, Daralyse Lyons, uses some of her past experiences to create this novel about a girl named Jessica who seems to not have a fighting chance. Until she does.
As a cocaine addict, Jessica is an embarrassment to her family. Her mother is frustrated, her younger sister is appalled, and her stepdad, well…her stepdad started having sexual relations with Jessica when she was fifteen years old, so I felt like he really didn’t have a say when it came to Jessica’s problems because he added to her dysfunction until she was eighteen. Jessica wants to get better. She wants to be a whole person. And by going to yoga class, she feels the power of the poses and feels so good. The problem is, she has a hard time saying no to cocaine and alcohol. As the reader is brought through the twelve steps of AA, pairing each step with a yoga pose, we start to feel Jessica heal and become stronger. This book was an interesting read, with some very graphic parts but overall pretty fascinating.
|Page Count||240 pages|
|Publisher||Modern History Press|
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