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Never Give in to Fear: A Memoir Paperback – July 29, 2010
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This book is so well written. It's so worth reading.
And...it will definitely save lives.
However, about 60% through the book, I found myself getting a little bored and really wanting to see her life redeemed! She kept going back and back to her old way of life and the stories started to get repetitive and a little old. I guess I found myself saying, "okay, we get the picture. Now tell us about how you got better!" Unfortunately, only the last two chapters were dedicated to her recovery and even more unfortunate was how they were written. She mostly abandoned her story-telling style and took on a "self-help" tone. I understand that she wants to help the addicts who may be reading her book, but I wanted to know the details of how she got better - what it was like, what happened in her life then! She glossed over that part SO fast considering that the previous decade of despair was detailed in extreme depth. I truly wish she would have skipped a few drug stories and spent more time on stories of her recovery - instead of telling us that gratitude, love, and a 'higher-power' is what keeps her going from day to day. (not that those things are bad; they're great, just vague and not as inspiring as details about real experience).
I felt that after dealing with such a hard core addiction for so long that her change and recovery came too fast. It could have just been the way she wrote it, but either way - it felt like the whole book was building to the end (and her recovery) but the climax was just not that fantastic.
All and all I did enjoy this book and it kept me reading. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to understand what it's like to be an addict of any kind. It will truly give you amazing insight into that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book!!! It was just what I needed to read at the exact time in my life. The author went through an amazing journey and shares her story in detail. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Marti’s story is riveting, dramatic, and enormously inspiring. The book was difficult to put down because it was full of such relevant stories that illustrated so well the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Diane Fiore
I am glad that I read the whole book. Given the subject matter, it was a painful read but well worth it in the end.Published 5 months ago by Paul B.
this book was recommended by a friend that knew of my 26 year olds addiction issues. Read it all in one sitting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a good book although I must admit I have not had time to finish reading it yet.
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Marti McGibbon is true. Her writing takes us into a world many of us have never seen before; she shows us the brutal life of someone living on the edge. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peg Melnik
I read this book in one sitting I could not put it down, Marti weaves her memoir in such powerfully moving words I felt I could clearly be right there with her in California and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Barbara