Alicia Cook (writer)

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Alicia Cook (born 1986) is a writer and activist based out of New Jersey.[1]

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Alicia Cook is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and is from Ocean County.[2] She is currently employed by Bloomfield College in New Jersey.[3] She wrote “An Open Letter to the Shore Kids,” reflecting on her experience growing up in Ocean County following Superstorm Sandy in 2012.[4] In late 2016, Cook signed her first book deal with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Cook self-published her second poetry book, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately, on January 7, 2016, with profits going to Willow Tree Center in New Jersey to support patients and their families. The book was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

In January 2017 Cook's advocacy on addiction was recognized with an award in Trenton, NJ.[5]

Cook created an essay series titled The Other Side of Addiction and launched it in October 2015 in the form of articles, interviews, and podcasts.[6] Her views on opioid addiction were the focus of an episode of the PBS documentary series Here’s The Story.[7]

Cook released a collection of essays entitled Heroin is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me from in 2017.[8]

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  4. "Readers share their New Jersey shore memories". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  5. "Coronato among NJTV Everyday Hero Award winners". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  6. "Lessons I learned from loving a drug addict". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. "Documentary features local writer discussing addiction". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
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