Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf

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LadyLioness
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Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf

I picked this book up last night and through persual and other reviews, it is an account of addiction to the fantasy and gaming culture and a way of using this culture as a way to avoid life. This seems like a good book for people more advanced in their sobriety; it may help us understand why we were attracted to fantasy and gaming in the first place. There are, however, precise examples of gaming (WoW, D&D, etc) and screenshots, so this is not for someone new in their sobriety or a self-help book, but rather a reflection on why gamers game.

I'll let you guys know when I finish it.

<3 LL

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Hi LadyLioness, Thanks for

Hi LadyLioness,

Thanks for sharing that reference. I just read a few reviews of it and it does look quite interesting - will be interested to hear your review when you're done!

XOXMaud

I am recovering from a gaming addiction, which has robbed me of my actual life for the past year or so. Presently on a fairly annoying emotional roller coaster and not to be taken too seriously ;)

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Fantasy Freaks and Gaming

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks was described as "Lord of the Rings meets Jack Kerouac's On the Road" by National Public Radio's "Around and About." The book's journey into fantasy and gaming subcultures, the Huffington Post continues, is "full of encounters, both funny and poignant." Wired.com proclaimed, "For anyone who has ever spent time within imaginary realms, the book will speak volumes."