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Coming Clean

Author : Kimberly Rae Miller
ISBN : 1480584134
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Coming Clean

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ISBN : OCLC:154215523
Genre : Gay erotic literature
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The Narrow Way

Author : Chris Lemig
ISBN : 9781780997483
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even at twelve years old, Chris Lemig knows he's gay. He just doesn't want to believe it. Spurred on by intolerance, ignorance and fear, he takes his first steps into the closet and so begin twenty-three years of drinking, drugs and attempted suicides. It's only after he wakes up one morning, beaten and still bleeding from a hate crime, that he finally finds the courage to come out and make a change. Renewed and refreshed, he finds sanity and healing in the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and without looking back, sets off on an inspired pilgrimage to India and Nepal. The Narrow Way is the harrowing and sometimes beautiful story of a man who lost his mind only to find it again in a strange new religion, in a strange new place, halfway across the world.

My Fair Junkie

Author : Amy Dresner
ISBN : 9780316430920
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. But on Christmas Eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon." Within months, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, divorced, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service. For two years, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she swept up syringes (and worse) as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.

Coming Clean

Author : Tom Gunn
ISBN : 9781453705926
Genre : Self-Help
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"If you think you have a drinking problem, you probably do. If you think you can handle it without any outside help, you're probably wrong. In fact, I'll bet you've tried. And still have a problem." Thus begins Tom Gunn's Coming Clean, a handbook disguised as a memoir, a small book with a big message, a book that cuts through the excuses and puts a spotlight on the path to recovery. In this, Gunn is an expert-a well-practiced substance abuser from the age of fifteen who spent more than twenty years living in a self-induced fog before confronting his disease. He's been sober now for almost thirty years and has stories to tell. While readers will learn something about Tom Gunn, they will learn more about themselves Gunn, trained as a lawyer, became a super-salesman and served as head of international sales for one of the world's largest aerospace companies and as president of a helicopter company. For too many years, he avoided getting straight and thought he was doing just fine. As he writes, "I always was very good at my job in spite of the fact that I was using. After I came clean, I was very good at my job. I always thought that booze and pills made me super creative, helping me write speeches and position papers and marketing plans and I was on top of the world! Truth was, I was very good at faking it. Call it, style over substance. It was not until I got sober that I learned how creative I really could be." Advance praise for Coming Clean: "In more than three decades specializing in the assessment and treatment of addiction, I've read many books written by and for substance abusers. Some are technical, some anecdotal, some 'conversational, ' and each makes a contribution in one way or another-but I've never before read a book that so effectively targets men and women who know they have a problem, but are not yet comfortable with the idea of doing something about it." Ronald B. Dicker, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, St. Louis, Missouri.

Coming Clean

Author : Cathryn Kemp
ISBN : 9780349415383
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'A brave, heartfelt and extraordinary book' Corinne Sweet, author of Overcoming Addiction, psychologist and broadcaster What if the drugs that were meant to cure you slowly started to kill you? After falling dangerously ill with acute-on-chronic pancreatitis, Cathryn Kemp left hospital with a repeat prescription for fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than heroin. Within two years she was taking almost ten times the NHS maximum daily dose - all on prescription - and her life began to spiral out of control. Cathryn discovered she had just three months to live, unless she gave up the drug she clung to so desperately. After selling everything she owned and checking into rehab, Cathryn was told by the doctors that recovery was highly unlikely. Yet to everyone's amazement, she proved them wrong. Coming Clean is a poignant, vivid and honest memoir of a woman's struggle with, and subsequent victory over, her demons. It is a love story, a horror story, a survival story, and one that shows the very real dangers of the over-prescription of painkillers.

Coming Clean

Author : Rodney Carrington
ISBN : 1599950588
Genre : Humor
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Chart-topping comedian Rodney Carrington offers up his first book helping of the Texas-sized, down-home humor that has sold out his comedy tour across the nation.

Writing Selling Your Memoir

Author : Paula Balzer
ISBN : 9781599634197
Genre : Reference
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There’s more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn’t one long diary entry. Rather, it’s a well-crafted story about a crucial— often exceptionally difficult time in someone’s life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir gives you the knowledge and skills you need to turn your most important personal stories into compelling and meaningful reading experiences for others. In this insightful guide, literary agent Paula Balzer draws on her experience working with New York Times best-selling memoirists and carefully explores the genre, providing you with step-by-step instruction on how to: • Identify strong opening and closing points • Find and develop a strong central hook that your readers will relate to • Structure your memoir for maximum readability • Use dialogue and pacing to enhance intimacy • Approach honesty and truthfulness, but also know when it’s okay to embellish the facts for entertainment value or to protect the identities of your “characters” • Build a successful author platform, get an agent’s attention, and get published Full of tips, techniques, detailed exercises, and examples from best-selling memoirs as well as sidebars from well-known memoir authors, Writing & Selling Your Memoir teaches you how to approach an often tricky genre and tell your story without sentimentalizing it.

Coming Up Trumps A Memoir

Author : Jean Trumpington
ISBN : 9781447265351
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. In this characteristically trenchant memoir, the indomitable Jean Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life. The daughter of an officer in the Bengal Lancers and an American heiress, Jean Campbell-Harris was born into a world of considerable privilege, but the Wall Street Crash entirely wiped out her mother's fortune. At fifteen, the young Jean Campbell-Harris was sent to Paris to study but two years later, with the outbreak of the Second World War, she became a land girl. However, she quickly changed direction, joining naval intelligence at Bletchley Park, where she stayed for the rest of the war. After the war she worked first in Paris and then on Madison Avenue, New York, with advertising's 'mad men'. It was here that she met her husband, the historian Alan Barker, and their marriage, in 1954, ushered in the happiest period of her life before embarking on her distinguished political career, as a Cambridge City councillor, Mayor of Cambridge and, then, in 1980, a life peer. Forthright, witty and deliciously opinionated, Coming Up Trumps is a wonderfully readable account of a life very well lived.

Memoirs Of A Broken Hearted Girl

Author : Latonya D. Young
ISBN : 9781312149823
Genre : Fiction
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Growing up in the lap of luxury, in the sunshine state, Sophie soon finds that there is a thin line between love and hate. Between her overbearing stepfather and his desires to be more than her stepfather, and her overprotective uncles, it seems that murder and mayhem are the only thing that are keeping her sane. When the murder of a friend's father bring the police knocking on Sophie's door, it brings new enemies into her life, as well as an unsuspecting ally. The investigation into the murder leads Sophie half way around the world in pursuit of revenge and down a road full of deceit, and disaster. Love seems to keep eluding Sophie, and murder keeps finding its way to her doorstep. But when she meets the man of her dreams, it doesn't matter that he is already taken. . Her stepfather is determined to keep her in his life. If it means the murder of every man who shows Sophie affection. His one and only desire in life is to have Sophie by his side and murder is a small price to pay.

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