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Babble On: A Drug Memoir
Andrew Brobyn
Dundurn Press / Softcover / Aug 2022
9781459749221 (ISBN-10: 1459749227)
Addictions (Self Help) / Biography and Memoir
price: $23.99
344 pages
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A mid-level drug trafficker and self-proclaimed low-life with a big vocabulary comes to terms with his actions and his mental health.

Andrew Brobyn’s relationship was in shambles before he took the terrible acid that sent him on an almost decade-long journey seeking redemption. His immediate plans following university were to liquidate his illicit assets, sell his client list, pack up shop, and retire to his parents’ home in Toronto while he figured out what to do with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a quarter million in cash. As his drug use and bipolar disorder spiral, his situation gets stranger and stranger, taking him from his university campus to strip clubs, to psych wards and the slammer.

Babble On is a psycho-philosophical memoir that’s equal parts hilarious and terrifying. Observe our freaky protagonist as he navigates the consequences of his eccentric choices and struggles with profound ambivalence toward his own health and well-being.



In language as toxically lush as the psychedelic oblivion his characters illuminate, Brobyn takes us through the up-five-nights, down and dirty joys of the un-chic drug-seeking life, the highs and lows most of us will never be demented enough to imagine. Prose with an orgasmic pulse, and real blood in its hardcore veins.
Susan Musgrave, author of Exculpatory Lilies

Brobyn is the Henry Miller for our times — cavorting in excess, roiling in misdeeds, and all the while never swerving his keen eye from what is happening and how it aligns with his view of the world. Through the haze of highs and shady business dealings of the local Canadian drug trade, Babble On reminds us that the construct of memory is as fallible as our own morals.
Julie Cameron Gray, author of Lady Crawford

Andrew Brobyn goes to all the dark places so we don't have to. A fabulous read — as entertaining as it is important.
Andrew Kaufman, author of The Ticking Heart

An elaborate, astute exploration of a lifestyle that has its hold on more people than most dare to admit.
Khashayar Mohammadi, poet

About the Author:

Andrew Brobyn is a poet and memoirist. His experiences involving mental health and addiction issues are a major focus of his writing. He lives in Toronto.

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