Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, 19-year-old Nicole and her best friend Eric escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows - a drug that will make every day a nightmare.
With one taste, the love that once flowed through Nicole's veins turns into cravings. Tracks mark the passing of time, and heroin's grip gets tighter. It holds her hand through deaths and prostitution, but her addiction keeps her in the darkness. When her family tries to strike a match to help light her way, Nicole must choose between a life she can hardly remember, and a love for heroin she'll never forget.
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Possibly; the book was heavy going and hard to get through becasue of the painful subject itis dealing with. It certainly is worth reading simply to learn the terrible lessons of how drugs can reduce a normal lovely person to a shell of themselves in no time at all.
One couldn't really change anything as it was written in the form of a personal recollection of sorts. The author Marni Mann didn't shy away from anything and brought home the depts addicts go to feed the habit and become blind to all reason and advice from friends or family.
Obviously Nicole as the book is her story. The narrator did a fine job.
I don't think i would... I watched Trainspotting years ago, but that was darkly humourous... this book was anything but that.
Very good account of the dangers of drug addiction and how it destroys the user and the people who love theaddict too. Very sad.
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I love storytelling.
I don’t know how to begin to thank you for telling your story. It was one of the honest things I have ever read. It was real, ugly and raw. You took me on unforgettable journey. I was able to witness the inside view of addiction. I cried with you. I hurt with you. I wanted to wrap you in my arms and keep you safe. I read every day to check on you, but some days I just couldn’t. I was worried if you were hungry or cold. Did you make it home? Have you been to sleep? I just needed to know you were okay. Your story is painful and gut-wrenching... but I want you to know that I think you are very brave. I think you’re stronger than you realize. It lives deep within your soul. I wish you nothing but the best in life. May all your hopes and dreams come true. I hope to pick up part two "Scars from a Memoir" soon to see how you have progressed in life. I hope that others learn from your experience. If this experience can save one life... then it was all worth telling your story. I’ll think of you often. Make us proud. Make yourself proud.
All the best,
Extraordinary writing by author Marni Mann. She pulls you in and gives you a front row seat.
Arden Hammermith was unforgettable in her performance. Her narration is one of the best I've heard this year. She came prepared with each character, accent and emotion. I highly recommend a listen.
Memoirs Aren't Fairytales: A Story of Addiction
: Marni Mann
Whoo!! As I listened to this audiobook my heart broke over and over. At first I didn't realize that this was fiction, but that shows just how good the storyline is. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to go inside the mind of an addictive personality
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Arden Hammersmith made me feel I was a part of the story.
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