Dopefiend is a recovery memoir, but it’s really about the lengths a father will go to find a satisfying relationship with his son. Sometimes you have to follow the most unlikely path to find the thing you want most.

Tim Elhajj’s nonfiction essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Brevity, Guernica, Sweet, The Yalobusha Review, Together, and Relief. He edits Junk, a journal that features literary memoir about addiction, obsession, and unrequited needs, both real and imagined.

Dopefiend is Tim’s first book.

Tim lives near Phantom Lake in the Pacific northwest with his wife, two middle school kids, a dog, and some chickens. Prior to moving west, Tim lived in New York City where he earned a BA from Hunter College. Tim shares his name with his oldest son.

You can follow Tim on his website, Present Tense (past imperfect) at