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Scars from a Memoir (The Memoir Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Marni Mann
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“I could make up a story to cover the last eight years, but the scars on my arms told the truth. So did my ankles, the skin between my toes, even the veins that had burst on my breasts. Did my battle wounds really prove I was a survivor? Or was I too damaged to be glued back together?”

Nicole had only one skyline to remind her of the freedom she’d lost—a tattoo of inked buildings dotting the skies of Boston, crisscrossed by scars. Heroin had owned her, replaced everyone and everything she’d once loved. The past was supposed to be behind her. It wasn’t, but that was the price of addiction.

Two men love her; one fills a void, and the other gives her hope of a future. Will love find a way to help her sing a lullaby to addiction, or will her scars be her final good-bye?

Editorial Reviews


"Memoirs Aren't Fairytales is my favorite book of all time. I didn't think it could get any better...then I read Scars from a Memoir."--Tracey Hansen, Author of Not a Perfect Mom

"With Memoirs Aren't Fairytales Marni Mann bravely depicted the ultimate darkness of heroin addiction from the addict's perspective. With Scars from a Memoir she shows us how hope and determination can lead to redemption...but not without a price. Act two is every bit as brilliant and courageous as act one." --Steven Luna, Author of Joe Vampire

About the Author

Marni Mann is originally from Bangor, Maine. She's inspired daily by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota, Florida, where she currently lives with her husband and two dogs. Scars from a Memoir is her second book, a sequel to the highly regarded Memoirs Aren't Fairytales: A Story of Addiction. You can follow Ms. Mann on her author website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935961640
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions (July 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just finished and my heart is still pounding...... August 2, 2012
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Scars is the perfect follow up to Memoirs... Nicole's story had already touched my life and heart in ways I didn't imagine it would, so I went into Scars rooting for her as if I'd known her my whole life. Ms. Mann did not disappointment in further throwing the readers emotions directly in with the characters and it wasn't long before my hand was over my heart and a heavy feeling in my chest for every struggle, trial and test Nicole still had to endure. I don't do spoilers, but geez get some tissues ready. This is an excellent followup to what I considered to be book of the year, and this entire series has left a place in my heart that is filled with even greater compassion for every life addiction has touched. Job well done Ms. Mann. I certainly look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I knew Nicoles story wasn't over yet! August 1, 2012
Marni Mann gives us what we were asking for. I needed to know what happens to Nicole next and this book answers that question in ways I wouldn't have guessed. This book is not as dark and gritty as the first, but maintains the sense of realism that the first book had, like Nicole could be someone we all know and root for. Life may be unpredictable, but Nicole is still fighting for hers. This is a MUST MUST MUST read. Two thumbs up and around the corner. I wish I could write like Marni Mann.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read September 20, 2012
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A great book... It kept me reading all day till I finished... I would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a interesting book off the beaten path.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing January 17, 2013
By Kerin
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As a recovering addict from Boston I felt a lot of the feelings that went on in this book and that Nicole was feeling ! this book is a great example of hope for me. No matter what NO MATTER WHAT I Don't ever have to use again and everything will be worth the risk! People can change and they do I'm living proof God bless
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't wait for this book... September 5, 2012
By Tigga
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If you liked the first book, "Memoirs aren't Fairytales" then you will also love this book that is the continuation of that first book.
I will not give anything away but cried reading this book and finished it in 3 days (couldn't put it down), truth is I hope Marni Mann writes more books because she has a great way of telling a story that can so be someones life...
You might of been agnry with the main character Nicole in the 1st book but you will end up really rooting for her in this book.
The ending was a shocker and I am still thinking of this book and have been done with it for a while.
I urge people to read this book and give it 5 stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A series everyone needs to read December 24, 2012
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"So many times, I had questioned whether I would make it..."

In Scars from a Memoir, the follow-up novel to Marni Mann's spectacular debut, Memoirs Aren't Fairytales, readers follow Nicole Brown as she works her way through rehab and through the pain of her past, trying to pave the way to a better future.

Life isn't easy. And sometimes we find ourselves stumbling down a path we didn't mean to traverse. Nicole's entire life has been a path she never planned to traverse. And just as she learns to let go of the hand that has threatened to strangle every ounce of life from her, she also learns that letting go and coming to peace with it doesn't mean it's gone. Our past - the dark and light bits - is a permanent fixture in our very being. Forever.

Nicole's story is a hard one to read. And you don't have to be a drug addict to relate to it. I'm not a recovering addict, but I am a recovering sufferer of life. Having spent the better part of a decade in a very dark and lonely place. Having made my fair of very bad choices, and having to come to terms with the consequences of those choices, I often found myself sitting back after reading a few chapters and reflecting on my own journey. And the many hiccups along the way.

So many novels give us an unrealistic view of life and paint the picture of a cheery perfect ending, but the hard truth of the matter is... life is anything but a fairytale. And while fairytales are wonderful to read, they don't really give us hope. It's the stories we can relate to, the stories that, although riddled with sadness and doubt, also show us hope and kindness and love. Those are the stories we learn the most from.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound September 7, 2012
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I'm dreading the moment this book ends. I can't wait for Marni to release more works because it's not often I find an author who captivates my attention and grips me to the point of tears.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted Recovery February 25, 2013
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I loved the first book, and I love this one. Leaving your past doesn't always work. Especially when addiction is involved.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars can't put it down
Great series. Raw and detailed. Really enjoyed these 2 books. Can't help but get into the characters. Feels very real
Published 4 days ago by Monique de beurs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome sequel to an amazing first book.
Published 17 days ago by Jesselynn Morse
1.0 out of 5 stars ... that leaves you feeling no sympathy or remorseful but glad she's...
This book was entirely too grafic and portrayed addiction too an extreme that leaves you feeling no sympathy or remorseful but glad she's just still has some but of life... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Roxanne Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Well, this is a record for me. I finished both books in Marni Mann's Memoir Series in just a couple of days. I would rate this work even higher if only there were more stars! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible story!
Nothing short of fabulous.

Like I said about the first book, Memoirs Aren't Fairytales, this book is so well written it's hard to believe it isn't true. Read more
Published 2 months ago by michmguyx
5.0 out of 5 stars Will leave your heart broke. But inspired. Page turner. Give it a try....
If you love recovery memoirs you will love this. I love james frey and augusten burroughs. Those beautiful true stories where the "character" really over comes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars a amazing and believable story of addiction and sobriety
This book was great because it wasn't able to be predicted every part of the book kept me wanting to read more until I finished the book! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Annie L
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible book!
By far one of the best books I've read in awhile, it's so detailed and I can't stop reading it <3 I can't wait to read the next one because it is so good and how I know what it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Karey Westrich
3.0 out of 5 stars Intersting
This was a good read. It held my interest. It had a few surprises. Great job and I will definitely look forward to more of your writing.
Published 5 months ago by Shawn
5.0 out of 5 stars A book I will not share for fear of losing it.
Of all the books I have read about hard core drug addiction, this was so moving that you really need to buy the other half to complete the entire story line. Read more
Published 5 months ago by M. Paulson
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More About the Author

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she's not nose deep in her laptop, she's scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children. Visit her at


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