When romance and substance abuse collide – 

April 17, 2020 – But, as Oakland writer Nina Renata Aron points out in “Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls,” her own unflinching new memoir of addiction, romance and codependency, every time she reads “one of those stories about the lonely hero’s journey toward salvation … I think about all that lies outside the frame, the heartaches those headlines don’t show.” Heartaches like Aron’s own obsessive and overwhelming love affair with K, an ex-boyfriend and heroin addict who resurfaced and slipped back into Aron’s life when she was adjusting to the tedium of early motherhood.


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