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Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide Audiobook

Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir

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In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and cofounder of Run DMC keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts - one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.

As one-third of the legendary rap group Run DMC, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels - aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock - had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting number one on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group's success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction.

For years he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn't alone. During the same period, suicide became the number-three leading cause of death among black people - a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life and addresses the many reasons that led him - and thousands of others - to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are; feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation; and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it's needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain - information and insight that he hopes can help save lives.

©2016 Darryl McDaniels (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    M. Fain 07-06-16
    M. Fain 07-06-16

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    Really liked his honesty. Also liked that he narrated this himself. It made it very real and honest. Smart guy who had issues and he persevered to find himself his true self. I love the bonus track love the rock and the rap mixed.

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    Irene McIntyre Syracuse, NY, United States 09-06-16
    Irene McIntyre Syracuse, NY, United States 09-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    What did you love best about Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide?

    I loved the fact that he is so honest and able to learn from his mistakes...and I love that he found love in his wife and son.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can tell you who my least favorite character is...."Rev Run."


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite. I give those books 5 stars.


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    Good solid memoir here. Worth a read for sure.

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    Juan Carrillo 07-14-16

    Have always loved books and I find that as I have gotten older I find this way more enjoyable then listening to the radio.

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    The story is interesting however the jumping of events at times makes it harder to follow. It's obvious the overall pain that Darrel. Went through and there are points that could be helpful but overall ir needs more fine tuning

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