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Susan Cheever, the daughter of John and a respected writer in her own right, has a forthcoming book about what she calls "the addiction we adore" — sex. " Cheever tells Page Six, "If you have credit card debt, it's a problem. If you drink too much, it's a problem. But if you're falling in love all the time, [people say] that's great. If you have a lot of boyfriends, that's great." The nonfiction tome, called Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction, a combination of personal history and commentary from psychiatric experts, is out in October. "My children want me to dedicate it, 'To my children who died of embarrassment.'" Cheever says. "And they made me promise not to release it until they got into college. I also hope it won't embarrass my husband." [ Page Six]

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There is such a thing as being high-functioning and still being completely addicted. The problem lies, however, in the fact that the person who possesses the addiction to sex, alcohol, whatever usually has complete tunnel-vision as to whether said addiction is actually disruptive because s/he tends to revolve life around the addiction. And the only sex addict I've been involved with insisted that he was only trying to fall in love every time he had sex. It was creepy.