The addiction memoir genre is absolutely full to the brim with all sorts of people wanting to tell the world about their struggle with alcohol abuse or drug abuse and their subsequent redemption and sobriety and how good clean living is. There are now so many books of this ilk, it is hard to decide which ones are really worth reading. The addiction memoir demands prose of the highest calibre to tell the story of the addict - to bring alive addiction's degradations and how low the narrator sinks. Moreover, they need to be fascinating and engage our interest through insights, revelations and profound truths about the human condition. The five books below are some of the more worthy memoirs of addiction. Even though some of them have their flaws, they are a pleasure to read and give valuable insight into the world of the addict.