Detroit Muscle. A novel by Jeff Vande Zande.


I would like to bring some attention to a new novel about addiction called Detroit Muscle.

Written by author Jeff Vande Zande, he brings you the story of 20-year-old Robby Cooper; an OxyContin addict just out of rehab and trying to put his life back together. In the end, it is a story of triumph over addiction.

Here’s what people are saying:

“You will be drawn into his fictitious world and will easily resonate with all of the subtly placed topics weaved throughout Robby’s story. Detroit Muscle touches on the real issues that affect families who are struggling to navigate issues brought upon them by a loved one’s addiction. Things like codependency, generational patterns and struggles, losing and rebuilding trust, facing hard truths, the eventual triumph and hope that come gifted with recovery, and everything in between.”

From what I have read this book has a little something for everyone. It offers a fresh perspective, and shines a light on the very common, human aspects of addiction. It does a really good job at chipping away at many of the preconceived ideas about addiction ad the stigma associated.

If you are interested in learning more, reading reviews, or purchasing this novel, click here.

There is also an incredible, in-depth review published here.

Personally, I like the idea of fiction work relating to addiction.
It seems like a nice change from the norm.

It is always a good idea to gain a new perspective on a subject, especially a complex one that is emotionally strenuous and difficult to understand at times.

I can’t wait to read the rest of this one.

Happy reading, friends.


  1. Brittany

    It was sort of a shout-out to help with awareness of the book but I cannot wait to publish a full review! I love reading all of the hope behind the scenes. SO important to spread! Also, I am thankful to have found your blog too Abbie. Thank you! 🙂

  2. abbie

    Thanks for reviewing this great book! I just got my copy and am looking forward to the ride. Detroit Muscle looks like a great way to spend a weekend.
    And I’m grateful to have found your blog!

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