|Print List Price:||$13.99|
Save $11.00 (79%)
Scars from a Memoir (The Memoir Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Never miss a new release from Catherine Ryan Hyde
Follow Catherine Ryan Hyde for new book notifications, email exclusives and more. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Nicole’s harrowing journey continues in Scars from a Memoir. It’s book 2 in the Memoir Series (Book 1: Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales: A Story of Addiction) by Marni Mann. This is the story of an addict now in recovery fighting the pull of her old ways. Plus, for Nicole, she’s got to deal with all the aftermath of the bad choices she made while in the thick of her addiction and the path she walked to right her wrongs and find recovery. This isn’t an easy journey for anyone but Nicole has burned a lot of bridges along the way. Bridges of those she cares about and the bridges of dark people who don’t take being messed with lightly.
Along the way she encounters people from her past whom become allies, ones who want revenge, and ones she wants to fight to save but Nicole knows all too well that you can only help those who want the help. She finds new friends within the recovery community and learns to accept help, as well as give it. She rediscovers relationships that aren’t centered around the mutual love of a substance and discovers she can find people to count on but also that just because someone isn’t an addict it doesn’t necessarily mean they are a good person. Bad guys and mean girls come in every shape and form; track marks aren’t the sign of an evil person and flawless skin doesn’t make you an angel. There are ups and downs while Nicole takes this journey and she often finds she’ll take two steps forward, only to take one step back. Recovery is achieved one day at a time and can be lost in the blink of an eye.
No dating in the first year. That’s what the rehab system tells those working the steps. One could easily replace drugs for a relationship and not really do the work of healing. Nicole finds herself confused when she meets someone she wants to disregard this rule for. Will being with him tare her apart or help build her even stronger? Is he the right person for her or does she find comfort in his acceptance and in a bond they share? Maybe she’s meant for another…
This story is dark and light, emotional and real. There is no sugar coating the life Nicole has lived. She’s been hurt and she’s hurt others. She’s lost people she has cared about along the way and she finds out that’s still a reality even when she’s sober. It’s not often that someone who lives life the way she did gets a happily ever after. There are no do-overs in life. There is only picking up, dusting off your knees, and moving forward to make changes, live life better, and surround yourself with people who make you a better person. Even then there are no guarantees of fairytales and rainbows.
This is a story that envelopes that theme. Live life to be better than the day you were before even without the promise of happily ever after. You’ll make mistakes but tomorrow you just have to do better. Nicole learned that lesson the hard way. This series will give you goose bumps. It will make you cry tears of sadness onto your E-reader late into the night. Marni Mann will turn you into a cheerleader rooting for Nicole while she struggles and while she finds her way. It will tare you apart, re-build you, and then hit you hard all over again. It’s beautiful in it’s depth and ugly in it’s truth. Marni tells a story that will hit you straight in the heart and tug on those strings.
Hanging out with my friends who smoke ?
Choosing drugs over life?
Going to rehab ?
Listening to my friends and family?
Letting them help me, before they died due to my addiction, one by one ?
These are some questions which , had she addressed them on time, wouldn't have made Nicole's life so full of grief and regrets now.
H’s high was magical, but life was starting to taste a whole lot better.We gave up everything for our addiction—including the truth—even with other j**kies.
Now she focuses on other questions
Mark or Asher ?
One is a safe place, the other her pillar
I think if WE ask this question at every step of our lives where we have to choose between our NEEDS and WANTS , it could lessen our problems. What is good for US and Sobriety of our minds and bodies ?
Asher was an addition to my recovery, not a substitution for my addiction.
Asher was a goid man , But Mark was better
She is at war with the consequences of her actions of the past. Her guilt, sadness, 12-step programme, her sober-house, is not enough to bring Michael back from the dead , but she tries her level best to stop the line of drug-casualties around her.
There were always repercussions from addiction. Some got HIV or Hep C from sharing needles; some developed health problems because drugs had ruined their bodies. There were girls, like me, who caused a miscarriage because they injected too much. Then there were those who died either from accidental overdose or as an indirect result, like Sunshine getting beaten to death and left in a garbage can.
Alas ! Tiffany, Sunshine , Henry are snatched by the Dragon''s fire. Cale and Dustin are Devil's Dragons too, they put her right back to where she started. But a great warrior princess that she is , Nicole yet again climbs the mountain of recovery.
She is fortunate to be helped and supported unconditionally by Asher, Mark, Her parents, Tiffany too actually , Alison, Al , Jimi and Michael and Claire in spirit.
I'm still in shock over the end though. I wish Marni had given this hope a chance , to inspire other readers that road to recovery DOES end in Flowers AND rainbows. That's my only peeve. Nicole was a 'survive'or .
My heart broke into two, none of my pieces fit. But I would highly recommend everyone to read this book. Tell your kids to read it.
Your neighbours, friends, family members. To really understand that the REAL struggle is not going to rehab, but to fight relapse and temptation.
Every. Single. Day !
The reformed addicts have to look over their shoulder, try to fit in a perfect society with their deformed bodies and souls,
Marni has logged an extraordinary account of addict's life . The horrors, the degeneration, the sharp claws that this vile substance digs into users mind, body and soul and they feel it every time they breathe, for the rest of their life.
I've started looking at my sarrounding world in a different light after I read this book. Thank you so much Marni. My prejudices , bias and judgements are all thrown away like a junkies life.
Because they deserve compassion and support from us
Sobriety was a decision; we had to fight our disease and take away its power.All of us here have worked too damn hard to stay sober; we don’t deserve to be judged.
I've become an Official #MarniJunkie now.
I've no hope !!!!
And even though my journey and Nicole's were a little different one thing was the same and that is how heroin ruined our lives but at end we got clean and lived a better life. But things arent always what seem. Things happen and sometimes we cant control them. But let me tell you how this book ended shocked the hell out of me!!
Marni Mann you are an EXCEPTIONAL author and i cant WAIT to read the rest of your books!!
And before i go if you never read anything about addiction and would like to learn more about it please read this book and her first book "memoirs arent fairytales. "
I give this book 5*s
Most recent customer reviews
I jumped from the first book right into the second and was thrilled to find it a true sequel.Read more