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Book Title: Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom|
The author of the book: Marti MacGibbon
ISBN 13: 9780986006708
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.50 MB
Edition: Stay Strong Publishing
Date of issue: October 8th 2012
Read full description of the books Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom:Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, the enhanced edition of this darkly funny, dramatic memoir, describes an emerging standup comic’s drug-fueled descent into the underworld, escape from human traffickers, homelessness, and ultimate redemption. With brutal honesty, humor, and clarity, the author vividly describes her experiences as she rides her downward spiral: a near-miss with a notorious serial killer, a series of tragically hilarious misadventures in the California drug world, and a terrifying account of imprisonment at the hands of Japanese organized crime, to name a few. This revised and re-edited version contains three additional chapters that introduce readers to quirky characters, insights into standup comedy, resilience and recovery, and deliver an inspiring message about healing, hope, and courage to change.
Read information about the authorDespite a scheduled appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, emerging standup comic Marti MacGibbon became entangled in the San Francisco drug scene and descended into the underworld. She was trafficked from San Francisco to Tokyo and sold to Japanese organized crime figures, but survived against long odds and escaped with the help of a Hong Kong smuggler. After returning to the U.S., Marti realized she had to survive the surviving. Like all addicts, she tried using dope and alcohol to cope, and her addiction spiraled out of control. She was under-the-bridge homeless for a year or so, but during that time she met her true love. After years of addiction -- and some hilarious misadventures, she recovered, learning to give, and to receive, love and forgiveness. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, tells her story in an upbeat and insightful style.
Today Marti MacGibbon, ACRPS, CADC-II, I-CADC, is an author, certified addiction treatment specialist, standup comic, and inspirational motivational speaker who inspires, entertains, and moves listeners to overcome fears, create possibilities, and make real changes in their lives and the lives of others. Marti is a member of the National Speakers Association. She is also a member of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA). Marti lives in Indianapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area, alternately.
Never Give in to Fear is a darkly funny cautionary tale -- a story of hope and redemption, conquering fear, and how love prevails. It chronicles her struggle with, and recovery from, addiction. The fast-paced memoir is sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always genuine. She never tries to win over the reader, but takes full responsibility for all of her wrong choices. It is a powerful comeback story, and the e-book is now an Amazon bestselling title, having topped the Autobiographies and Memoirs list, and the Autobiographies and Memoirs of Women list on Amazon.
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