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Publisher's Summary

My name is Brett. I'm a college-educated man who was once a husband of 26 years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence. I'm also a drug addict. And I have a tale to tell.

My story has everything: sex, death, pain, atheism, God, jail, marriage, divorce, heresy, homosexuality, physics, traffic fatalities, computer science, video games, cinnamon toothpicks, Barry Manilow, Nine Inch Nails, pornography, breasts, used tampons, strippers, venereal disease, abortion, prostitutes, AIDS, racism, suicide, infidelity, public nudity, anti-Semitism, marijuana, alcohol, pawn shops, drug dealers, needles, acid, ecstasy, crack, heroin, pain pills, withdrawal, interventions, rehabs, product tampering, road rage, vandalism, elderly abuse, grave desecration, arson, identity theft, burglary, armed robbery, and murder.

But more importantly, it's about the despair of addiction and the absolute certainty that it can be overcome. Recovery is not simply abstinence, but a process of growing up. I spent my entire life searching for the key to long-term sobriety. I would like to share with you what I have learned.

©2017 Brett Douglas, TCA Books, LLC (P)2018 Tantor

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What an in depth eye-opening biography!

I had no idea about some of the depths of hell junkies will go to in order to get their fix. Such a waste. Informative though.

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honest as you can get

This book is as honest and self admitting as you can get and a true look at a life long struggle with substance love and abuse. Funny and heart wrenching. Douglas is a great story teller

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Captivating

An honest, forthright yet heartwrenching memoir. Highly recommend this book or in audible form for addicts wanting to seek help for addiction.

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1narcissistic addict + 5xJail + 12step=wasted time

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

if he would have succeeded in killing himself and this story had never been written.

What was most disappointing about Brett Douglas’s story?

exceedingly overused foul language for no reason. Was a little too proud of his pathetic past

How could the performance have been better?

see 1st ?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointed that I wasted so much time listening

Any additional comments?

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful