Jane Velez-Mitchell (New York) is the host of the nightly news show Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN and is often seen commenting on high-profile cases for CNN, Court TV, E!, and other national TV shows. A recovering alcoholic with fifteen years of sobriety, she is the author of The New York Times bestseller iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life and Secrets Can Be Murder: What America's Most Sensational Crimes Tell Us About Ourselves. Visit the author at CNN.com/Jane. Sandra Mohr is an award-winning director and editor for broadcast television. She recently released the documentary Stock Shock, which examines the collapse of Wall Street ethics. Mohr also edited the award-winning documentary Behind the Mask. Visit www.mohr-productions.com.
Health Communications, Inc.
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9780757315459, $24.95, www.hcibooks.com Addiction runs deep in American culture, and it's not just drugs. "Addict Nation: An Intervention for America" is Jane Velez-Mitchell's call for America to fight its addictions, and she's not just talking illegal drugs. Everything from food to pornography to social networking she claims is taking control of our lives and its up to each American to shake the monkey off of their own backs. "Addict Nation" is a fascinating and very solidly recommended pick for anyone concerned about America's overall health.--Midwest Book Review
Jane Velez-Mitchell & Sandra Mohr
Health Communications Inc.
3201 S.W. 15th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190
0757315453, $24.95, www.hcibooks.com ADDICT NATION: AN INTERVENTION FOR AMERICA analyzes how addictions have robbed Americans of their basic freedoms of choice, with freedoms coming through marketing and packaging designed to get us hooked on everything from drugs to shopping. ADDICT NATION comes from a recovering addict who asks if addiction is being marketed by big business - and how to resist its lure. Health and social issues collections alike will find this a thought-provoking 'must'.--Midwest Book Review "California Bookwatch"