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Smacked: A Harrowing True Story of Addiction and Survival by [Ferguson, Melinda]
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Smacked: A Harrowing True Story of Addiction and Survival Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3341 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Publisher: SA Penguin; 1 edition (27 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A2MYAZW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I choose this book because I am supporting a son who after leaving Uni got his self involved in the life of heroin, and at present is in prison due to related offences!! This book has helped me think about different things involved with drug addiction and for any help from real people that have got true personal stories I am always greatfull. This was a well written book that I really enjoyed and will be advising other people do.
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When I started reading I couldn't get to grips with the writing style and so felt unable to enjoy it... BUT I'm so glad I found this book on my Kindle again, it's fantastic. I've realised the odd writing style is the incessant ramblings of an addicts mind mixed with ingenuity of a well-educated writer and in the end it added to the enjoyment of the book.

It is not an easy subject matter to read but was written very well, the author is obviously very talented. Thank you for sharing such a personal piece of yourself.
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For anyone wanting to gain some insight into the world and mind of an addict, this is the book to read. Intelligently told and brutally honest, this true story helped me understand so much more about drug addiction. Highly, highly recommended.
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A brilliant true story...I really felt like I was with Melinda watching her life story unfold.. Very well Written, and very honest
Having a brother who's a heroin/crack addict, this book gave me an insight to the life of an addict... Thoroughly enjoyed this book..
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This book, I could not put down, it made for addictive reading. Very good author, provoked many emotions, anger, sadness, frustration, ultimately after everything she went through, she came through it all and although she admits its a constant struggle to stay sober, she's done amazingly well, it gives hope to anyone who is enduring the same.
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Wasn't keen on the writing style. Couldn't find a drop of sympathy or empathy for the author...thought she was just trying to be clever writing this way..for her own enjoyment rather than to inform or entertain or whatever it was she wrote this for. I found it sleazy. And while a lot of addicts lives do involve sleaze...their memories dont make me want to scrub myself clean after reading them. Maybe cos I just didnt like the author while reading it...maybe that was the point of the book and the way it was written? I don't know, but I found the story depressing and very uninspiring and the author to be selfish and arrogant in her style
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Addiction is a chronic disease and this book shows why. Painful reading and scary, but she told it like it was. We all have our own story and this is Melinda's.
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Very inspiring and inspirational. Just goes to shows how you can turn your life around even in desperate situations. Very well written.
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