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Dying for Triplicate: A True Story of Addiction, Survival & Recovery by [Zalkins, Todd]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 797 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453728031
  • Publisher: Todd A. Zalkins; 1 edition (August 4, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YH9J5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Told in a very adolescent voice, this poorly written, poorly edited book should be avoided. I feel very strongly that the bulk of the "reviewers" are simply Todd himself. I regret this purchase. I gave my honest opinion, but nonetheless a negative review, right here on amazon last year after I read the book. I was not nasty but stated that I thought the book was sophomoric and did not recommend it. The day I posted my review I was inundated with "feedback" from reviewers I suspected were the author himself (or friends), very emotionally abrasive, defensive, attack responses. I was called names, told I was a bad person and insensitive to this man's "heroic" journey, told by one "reviewer" that his son died of drugs and I should be ashamed. I was told not to write nasty things. To which I thoughtfully responded that I'd hoped an author could handle reviews, critical or acclaim. I was not looking for a battle. But the next response was creepy. A reviewer had gotten into my purchase history and my baby registry and proceeded to bully and taunt me, asking me how was my childbirth, how was my family and my new son. It freaked me out so I deleted my whole account. I've never encountered anything like this. I have no reason to be ugly here, but it's my right and my honest opinion that this book is the worst book I've ever, ever read. I'm more prepared now to handle psycho bully replies, I will take them straight to amazon.
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I got this hoping to gain insight into a family member's addiction to prescription pain killers. It is more an autobiography of the young mans exploits and troublemaking. It may be entertaining if that is what you are looking for. I wanted a serious insight to recovery.
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This is a very tough tale of addiction. It's clear that the author had a really bad drug problem, which he describes in detail, but little is said about the rest of his life. He "sold insurance"...enough to fund one of the most brutal addictions I've ever heard of? Lots of typos as well, plus needs editing. Still, it's a riveting story underneath. Kudos to the author for self publishing.
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By jporter on December 29, 2012
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I wish Todd had waited to write this book with a few more years of recovery under his belt. His stories of partying and bravodo turn the reader off to the real message of the horror of addiction. They say a person stops maturing when they start using, which for Todd was age 12. In essence this story is told from the voice of a 13-14 yr. old. I do believe people will find inspiration in the fact that he has found recovery. I hope Todd all the best as he continues along his path.
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Not worth the money. If you want to read every detail of someones life (from birth) no matter how tedious.... then this is your book. I felt like they took my money to be honest with you. Unfortunately I could not return it so I am stuck, but maybe I can save someone else. It is really... REALLY a bad read. And the he created a new paragraph constantly! Each page has 5 or 6 paragraphs for no apparent reason. This is throughout the entire book too!
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I too have read this disaster. I have met Todd and he is a huge self-promoter because his ego is ginormous. However, he cannot write well or live in reality, which is why he can't stop himself from countering all the negative reviews. The bad reviews for this book here on Amazon are true; I would bet that most, if not all, of the 5-star reviews are by Todd's alter-egos (look into the history of some of them) or anyone he could talk into writing one. I'm not an enemy of the man; I just think it's terrible to sell a book this way. There are amazingly good books dealing with addiction and recovery...this is not one. Somehow he got an appearance in the documentary "Behind the Orange Curtain" and he mentioned this book several times. It made me sick to my stomach. Orange Curtain was a serious film, and there he was pitching his stupid book. No one else who appeared did any such nonsense.
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I purchased this book hoping to gain further insight into the disease of addiction hoping to read about the author, Todd Zalkins as he shares what it was like, what happened and what it is ls like now as removed from active addiction through early recovery into full emotional sobriety happy, joyous and free of prescription and other drugs and alcohol. This is the billing the book alludes to but, sadly fails to deliver. What it does deliver is a sophomoric "drugalogue" of the author's life on drugs that left me wondering if he received additional money from his publisher for each expletive and f bomb he laced the text with. I understand the need to revisit one's past while getting clean and sober but to wallow in it in the extreme the way this narrative does is to stay in the disease rather than move into the solution of recovery. In 12 step programs it's often said "expect a miracle" and I kept waiting for Mr. Zalkins' miracle; I hope it has come by now as it certainly did not during this book.
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I'm sad to say I barely made it through 20 % of this book before giving up. The synopsis held so much promise but after 1/5 of the book the author was still rhapsodizing about his high school hijinks. I have very little interest in his antics as a child, streaking, defecating on neighbors lawns, etc, and these tidbits add little to the book except perhaps to explain his personality. (Which he does go on and on and on about ad nauseum). Much of what I did read could have been condensed into a few pages or at most a chapter. The author has some important life experiences to share but a good editor, and perhaps a few writing courses, would be beneficial. I really wanted to get to the meat of this book but wading through the pornography exploits of a 15 year old just didnt keep my interest.
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