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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A solemn but ultimately optimistic tale, July 13, 2008
This review is from: Wasted: A Memoir (Hardcover)
A life of horrors that no one should have to suffer. "Wasted: A Childhood Stolen, An Innocence Betrayed, A Life Redeemed" is the memoir of one Mark Johnson, who faced sexual and physical abuse from the age of four, and became an alcoholic by age eight, a junkie by age eleven, and a prison inmate by age eighteen. With such a nightmarish first two decades of life, trying to dig himself out of such a deep hole would seem nearly impossible, but Johnson managed to turn his life around. A solemn but ultimately optimistic tale, highly recommended for community library memoir collections.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reader's Percepton of "Wasted", August 15, 2011
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I am currently in the process of reading this book, about one-half way through. Thus far, I am very impressed with the author Mark Johnson's skill at telling this story. The inclusion of how each character in the book feels is excellent, and often is described through the eyes of another. What makes this book so excellent is the style and reality that pours through. The story concerns real life, with the core being the family and it branches out from there. It shows how the interaction between individuals effects each person and their perceptions. So far, I am very impressed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you work with people who are addicted or are addicted this book will help., August 28, 2013
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well written, thoughtful, real account of addiction which will challenge those who work with people who are addicted and offer hope and maybe inspiration to anyone in the same situation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wasted: A Childhood Stolen, An Innocence Betrayed, A Life Redeemed, April 23, 2012
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Although it took a long time to arrive by ship, I was very satisfied with the quality and cost of this product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing true story, August 10, 2014
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A page turner. What a life Mark led. I found this book very interesting and read it in two days.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wasted, April 4, 2009
This review is from: Wasted: A Memoir (Hardcover)
great book couldnt put down when i started reading mark johnson done a grat job
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Wasted: A Memoir
Wasted: A Memoir by Mark Johnson (Hardcover - May 26, 2008)
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