I couldn't put this book down and have read it twice since.
Poor little rich punk Noah grows up in the "tough streets" of Santa Cruz, then falls prey to drugs and alcohol to fit in with the tough kids.
Through the entire book it seems clear he is trying very hard to find himself and to find some source of contentment.
I'm more than half through and Noah Levine has yet to be "enlightened." He tells stories which COULD be interesting, but he's so dry and factual it's like reading a... Read morePublished 8 days ago by hannah
First off, I definitely would recommend this book. I hated reading my entire life, I've been struggling with my life, lost and leaving a path of destruction in my wake. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Creston
Noah's memoir is easy reading and is a fascinating one! However, the thing that kept rolling through my mind, as it did in reading the works of Mark Epstein, is where the hell... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ken Stofft
I made time to read this book in one sitting and I must say that there were pages where I actively disliked Noah. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Teresa DeLeon-Cook
Two things that are very important for me demonstrated beautifully. I will never truly understand what he went through, but I can admire Noah Levine's love and determination. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zac
Insightful. Helped understand this generation. Offers path for this group of people to relate to. Inspirational for this 'lost' boy to find beneficial livlihood to other suffering... Read morePublished 5 months ago by GraTeatude
This book was recommended from a Buddhist chat room on a 12 step recovery app on my phone, and I must say I am impressed! At first I thought punk rock, and Buddhism.. Read morePublished 7 months ago by josh
Noah tells a story so familiar to most punks. His story is one with success and grief. Giving the reader a sense of purpose.Published 8 months ago by Jason Breghenti