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Karl Ove Knausgaard set the literary world on fire with his six-volume novel, "My Struggle." His new book is a meditation on life, time and family.

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He may have driven over state lines in a Tesla, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry again demonstrated that he is clearly living in another era -- one that a vast swath of the country has already left behind -- during a speech in San Francisco on Wednesday night at the Commonwealth Club of California.

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Lauren B. Davis' novel dissects the patterns of fear, denial, lies and justification that propel an alcoholic further into an addiction that destroys everything she has and is.

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Christine Pagano's drug addictions took her from a middle-class home to prostitution and homelessness on the streets of Camden, N.J., one of our poorest cities. Her journey into hell showed her the other America.

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While studying the relationship between stress and alcohol in fruit flies, a group of neuroscientists found that sexually frustrated male flies were more likely to prefer food spiked with alcohol than their carnally satisfied peers, suggesting that humans aren't the only species to self-medicate.

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I stopped believing in monsters on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, when my stepfather came downstairs for dinner wearing black dress pants, a white collared shirt, a pair of freshly polished black leather shoes and only one sock.What will always make a monster appear even more monstrous is his ability to be magnanimous, even lovable, toward those most often targeted by his abuse.

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At a time of the year when alcohol consumption is traditionally up in Russia, a campaign against alcoholism launched recently by President Dmitry Medvedev will substantially raise the price of vodka. The cost of the cheapest half liter will increase to at least 89 rubles (about $3) from about 50 rubles.

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Yahoo! health columnist Patrick Moore continues his five-part series on what he terms President Bush's "untreated alcoholism."

  • Today's update: "Mr. Bush lives by the creed, 'Stay the Course!' But that course is disastrous on everything from the environment to health care to education to national security. He is like a drunk who insists on driving even as the passengers in the car scream, 'Stop! For God's sake, stop!' "
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    A health columnist/blogger for Yahoo! kicks off a five-part series on how, in his opinion, Bush's untreated alcoholism is hurting the country. "Our country is like the family of an alcoholic, devastated by the drinker's actions but powerless to stop them."

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