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In My Skin : A Memoir of Addiction - Kate Holden

In My Skin

A Memoir of Addiction

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Published: 1st July 2013
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This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman's descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home but uncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit of heroin as a one-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. Desperation drove her onto the streets, where she became "Lucy," offering her body for cash to the first car to stop, risking arrest and, worse, the human predators--anything for her next fix. With her name on the police blotter, she eventually left the streets and offered her services to a high-class brothel. There she discovered hidden strengths, as well as parts of herself that frightened her. Throughout, however hurt and dismayed, her family never abandoned her, and their acceptance and unyielding love helped her defeat the drug and leave her netherworld behind. In taut, devastating prose, Kate Holden recounts her journey with an emotional honesty and genuineness that will leave no reader untouched.

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5.0

"Words don't do it justice"

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  • Engaging characters
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  • Well Written

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    Interesting reading for all high school readers and above.

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    5.0

    a must read

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      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
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      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

      ISBN: 9781611457988
      ISBN-10: 161145798X
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 285
      Published: 1st July 2013
      Publisher: Arcade Publishing
      Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.2  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.36