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Marti MacGibbon is an award-winning author -- 2013 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for her memoir, "Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom. She is a human trafficking survivor and recovering addict, humorous inspirational speaker and standup comic who holds four professional certifications in addiction treatment, including the ACRPS, Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. Marti is a member of the National Speakers Association and her articles have appeared in numerous trade publications and magazines. She's been interviewed in Investors Business Daily and Entrepreneur, and on ABC, CBS, and numerous radio shows.
Marti was one of the first women to work as a laborer in the Texas oilfield. She set off explosives for an exploration company for a brief period of time and then learned surveying skills, staking oil wells. She moved on to standup comedy and was scheduled for an appearance on The Tonight Show, but Marti became entangled in the California drug scene and plunged into the underworld and serious drug addiction. After being trafficked to Japanese organized crime and escaping, she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and was homeless for over a year, but ultimately found true love, recovery and forgiveness. Her darkly humorous and dramatic memoir, "Never Give in to Fear," tells the story, and the narration brings alive a host of quirky characters and bungling criminals.
"Never Give in to Fear" has received critical praise from Foreword Clarion, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, and Portland Book Review. The enhanced edition, "Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom," received an editorial recommendation from Kirkus Reviews and two awards: 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, Addiction and Recovery Category, and 2012 Best Revised Edition from Books-and-Authors.net. This new, small press, revised and re-edited version, complete with three new chapters and distributed by AtlasBooks,was released on October 8, 2012. This release includes expanded e-book distribution. Details:
(Stay Strong Publishing, release date Oct 8, 2012, distributed by AtlasBooks, $15.95 Trade Paperback ISBN 978-0-9860067-0-8, 384 pages, $5.99 E-book ISBN 978-0-9860067-1-5)Available through Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Amazon, etc.