Thisis the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman's descent intoaddiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. Ashy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home butuncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit of heroin as aone-time experiment-an adventure with friends-but the drug took over. Hooked,she lost her job and her apartment, and she stole from her family.
Desperationdrove her onto the streets, where she became "Lucy," offering her body for cashto the first car to stop, risking arrest and, worse, the humanpredators-anything for her next fix. With her name on the police blotter, sheeventually left the streets and offered her services to a high-class brothel.There she discovered hidden strengths, as well as parts of herself thatfrightened her.
Throughout,however hurt and dismayed, her family never abandoned her, and their acceptanceand unyielding love helped her defeat the drug and leave her netherworldbehind. In taut, devastating prose, Kate Holden recounts her journey with anemotional honesty and genuineness that will leave no reader untouched.
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The book is informative.A must read for teenagers.
Overall a good book to read.
Interesting reading for all high school readers and above.
i loved this book from the start to the end,its that good its one of those books you dont want it to end.a must read
out-standing as always
Tougher and truer [than the usual addiction memoir] . . . Her stubborn allegiance to the truth of her experience and her refusal to accept conventional opinions about drugs and prostitution make In My Skin compelling. --Columbus Dispatch
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 1st July 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.24 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.36