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Chasing a Flawed Sun

Narrated by: Frank Gerard
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The phrase "heroin saved my life" could be considered both controversial and even offensive to some. However, in Chasing a Flawed Sun, the author shows us how, after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that.

This is a true story. A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, who, like many of our lost youth, found his way into the drug culture. This story is an autopsy into the mind, heart, and soul of an addict. It begins at childhood and takes us through the thoughts, turmoil, and inner conflicts of a person lost in the undercurrent of addiction, and ends in a climax of self-discovery and realization. It is a gripping tale of a suburban youth and his journey through the streets of Baltimore, institutions, prisons, addiction, and worst of all, his own mind. What makes it so unique is the vulnerability and transparency with which it is told.

It is the goal of this story to not only to tell a vivid tale but to also share hope and experience with those who are actively struggling with their own demons, and to shed some light to those who have lost or are currently dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism and/or a lost sense of "self".

Daniel McGhee lives and owns several businesses just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. He also owns a non-profit and works with addicts, children, and homeless in his area. In his 18 years in recovery, he’s learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world. He enjoys going to other countries either for relief work, exploration, or just chasing the sun that never ceases.

©2019 Daniel McGhee (P)2019 Daniel McGhee

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Incredibly honest.. emotionally raw book!

Loved this book! Must read for anyone who's life has been effected by any addiction!

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A captivating, curiosity poking story ...

I’m only half way through so far and I felt compelled to write a quick review. You shouldn’t hesitate on this purchase. It’s a gripping story but is not for the faint of heart. It is real. It is raw. It might even be a little disturbing for you at times. Following Daniel the last few years, it’s evident his path veered back to his real life’s mission of making a positive difference. This book might be a part of that impact for you, someone you love, or it might just be enough entertainment to get you out of your own world for a minute or 847. Enjoy the listen.

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amazing story

this book is wonderful i felt like i was there in the story i love the rawness in this book its so captivating u wont be able to put it down

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Good Grief. Make it STOPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Couldn't finish this one.

SUCH entitlement. This is nothing more than a narcissist trying to explain away his abhorrent behavior.

STORY AFTER STORY of his self-proclaimed badassery. Bar fights, street fights, stealing, with zero shame OR remorse.

I had to stop when he told his mother to suck his d*ck. Or all the men who begged to service him with oral sex. COME ON. Between that, the homophobia, the continuous bragging about his amazing "style," his self-described wit and charm and complaints about the living conditions provided by people who literally TOOK HIM IN...I just...cannot. I found myself unable to wish anything good for this cretin.

Save a credit. I found not one single likable quality in this person.

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Agree with the ‘Good Grief’ review!

I wasn’t expecting so much of the book to be a homage to his illegal exploits. Yes, he mentions now and then how despicable they are, then goes on at length describing his cleverness in deceiving, stealing from and abusing those who love him and everyone else who gets between him and his dope. I realize he is describing the deeds of a typical street addict, but I get the subtle impression he’s bragging, showing more arrogance than remorse. Maybe it’s the tone of the narrator which seems to convey a smug satisfaction with all he (the writer) is able to get away with. I’m through two thirds of the book and he is still reveling in his bad behavior; I’m not sure how much more I can take.

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