- 2019 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction)
Fearless, haunting, and transcendently honest, Amy Long's CODEPENDENCE is a memoir of pain and its paradoxes. Long documents her coming of age as an ambitious young writer plagued by chronic headache and entangled with a boyfriend's opioid addiction. The essays that result explore the complexities of care, hurt, and hope with elegance and precision. Long exposes her every nerve, crafting a story both intimate and deeply relevant. An essential book for the opioid era.