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Melinda Ferguson ô 1 CHARACTERSK I sort of decided not to be too judgmental on people that
addictive personalities think this book also spurred me on to stop my smoking habit of 28 years If some one can give up drugs I certainly could try to stop smoking I have not touched a cigarette or 2 years and hope never too either but you never know This took me on a roller coaster ride There were times that I hoped it would end soon then when I started getting to the end I hoped there was a seuel Melinda has bared #Her Soul Lived A #soul lived a of traumas and constantly addressed the sorry s necessary in living well It s palpable that s she s doing her utmost best to live a path with heart and walk her talk It s ine to say sorry but what are you going to do about it Some of my Love Isnt Enough favorite uotes I know nothing but that to die is not that easy and to live is not easy either Don tlirt with Heroin it will Marry You Addiction is like an insidious cancer that stays hidden it lurks waiting Sometimes it slides into remission There are people Prodigal Prince Charming four eleven or twenty years clean and sober who all say that unless they stay connected to theellowship they will use Unless they stay vigilant and in the programme they will use Sometimes I long Task Force Bride for releaserom the restlessness of reality I think this is often what starts the need to numbaddiction How my strength is my weakness And then it hits me like a lightening A Soldiers Family (Wings of Refuge, flash there is no one ending There are just endless possibilities of life As I got into the loop of reaching out of myself to other people I becameull with something intangible something that was Desejo Indomado (To Tame A Playboy, far satisfying than any drug I had ever used The I gave the I got insteadIt is miraculous how the words gather beside one another to portray a lifea whole lifemy life In Melinda s own words that s exactly how Ielt a beautifully written human story that will stay with me Dangerously Attractive (Harlequin Intrigue for a long long time This is a definite must read Melinda takes you on her journey to drug addiction losing everything and getting back up You will want to put the book down because you can t believe what just happened but you will uickly pick it up because you want to know what happens next It is one of my best reads this year I don t enjoy misery memoirs andound large chunks of this honest easy to read account of the author s drug addiction and eventual recovery relentlessly harrowing hence 3 instead of 4 stars I started reading it because I know the author have addicts in my Mistress familial genepool and wanted insight I kept reading because even as the story got and wretched the writing had a sparkle and alow that keeps the eyes racing over the pages Recommended or everyone wrestling with addiction their own or that of loved ones also an effortless read not intimidating or preachy at al. A not only survived but recovered to tell this harrowing tale of how an intelligent middle class girl rom Joburg hits rock bottom A Ranchers Redemption faceirst and claws her way back to redemption. S meaty and wordy I coud A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby feel her reclaiming her life Her senses Ielt her detetmination to be to have and to do better I A Mother in the Making felt her wanting betteror her body and soul in order to be a better mother daughter sister partner and employee I was rooting Her Kind Of Cowboy for her and suealing in delight when she went on a solo trip to Mozambiue Melinda it is truly in acknowledging our weaknesses do we embrace our strengthsAddiction at anyorm takes so much away rom a person It especially roots out your self confidence your self belief It weakens everything about you It is a disease of CAN Ts You become dysfunctionalRebuilding her life one brick at a time Waking up with a clear planhave addictive personalities
remembering to perform minute ablution tasks eating orto perform minute ablution tasks Eating Through the Language Glass for Willing her mind to think positive thoughts one syllable at a time Planning to work at it and WORKING THE PLANA true account of beating addiction Living your best life and working at beating addiction one day at a timeHighly recommended 5 PHAT STARS NB An academic was heard at a literaryestival saying thatIF SOMEONE SAYS THAT THEY VE READ YOUR BOOK IN A SINGLE SITTING BE AFRAID BE VERY AFRAID I bought this book because I wanted to understand what drug addicts really live like and what drives them to become that way especially today with so much awareness I have to say that it was terrifying revolting and heartbreaking I still do not understand why they become addicts to begin with as mostlythey know what they re getting intobut this book has shown me how awful life as an addict is It made me as merely a reader eel completely insecure and unsafe with my surroundings yet also it brought me to tears and moved me #To My Core I Cannot #my core I cannot absolutely
would not want to imagine actually having to live like that That said Melinda Ferguson is a antastic writer andnot want to imagine actually having to live like that That said Melinda Ferguson is a Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, fantastic writer and book was utterly gripping Her writing style really captures how time unconscious life as an addict isand how events mix up and blur Her story is definitely not linear but somehowshe still puts everything in place and I loved it A shocking moving and haunting read This book rings with truth and conviction This book will shake you to your very core This is a very brave very raw account of the life of an addict At times I wasn t sure if I could push on anyurther as the no holds barred storytelling burns shocking imagery into your imagination with every page Every parent should read this It will remind you to never say never I read this book in one sitting i could not put it down When i was You Are Not A Gadget finished ielt drained emotionally It was a gift to be able to get a glimpse of het mind and her journey Very hard to read emotionally One never uite understands how a person can be addicted to drugs or alcohol After reading this boo. Husband her two children and in a gruelling Sanctuary finale to six years of remorseless self destruction herself Rescuedrom the maw of Hillbrow's drug and prostitution underworld Melind. An emotional onslaught It took me 8 days to read this 8 days of crying Sniffling Reflecting uestioning 8 days of Girl why you gone on and did that to your self 8 days of #Wanting To Claw At The Words And #to claw at the words and SLAP Melinda 8 days of Hey this life is challenging enough with a strong body and mind why do you weaken yourself like thatMelinda gave me a harrowingly chilling account of her drug illed life
in the underbelly of Johannesburg Hillbrow Why do they call it Little Lagos beats me Maybe it is the chaotic disorderlythe underbelly of Johannesburg Hillbrow Why do they call it Little Lagos beats me Maybe it is the chaotic disorderly that it isI read this with a held breath till page 141 when Melinda s kids are literally ripped rom her Then I exhaled My heart was ull of joy Joy at her babies getting the nourishment needed to create and sustain healthy bodies Joy that her boys will now have a ighting chance at life Joy that her boys will grow up surrounded by One Part Woman functioning adults doing normal life sustaining tasks Like eating Having a positive purpose Joy that someone loves them enough to put themirstA bittersweet moment Stranger for Melinda I thought that it was going to be a wakeup callor her A defining moment where she realises that this is it This drugging has to stop This is the time that she reclaimed her lifeBut she went on 6 weeks of madness Utter uncontrollable chaos A death wish A twisted satanic cry Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis for help Was she trying to mask the hurt of having her kids taken awayrom her by her mother in law I irst read 6 Weeks In Hell in the Sept 2001 edition of True Love magazine and I was shocked beyond measure Shaken to the core My kids were toddlers then 5 and 2 years old I must admit that I was disgusted by Melinda s behaviour Selfish I shouted at the article Children are demanding at
any age They reuire that you be sane enough sober enough motivated enough to handle your business in order toage They reuire that you be sane enough sober enough motivated enough to handle your business in order to their business I remember that I concluded that Melinda had White girl problems The kind of problems one has when one has too much money The kind which reuire you to take time off your life in order to address them The kind that reuires tens of thousands of rands to be sorted out In hindsight I realise that I was a bit haste in my judgementI loved Melinda s honest account Her drug illed existence couldn t be called a life A life is The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, full of promise hope a better tomorrow Her drugiled existence was so To See Paris and Die fast Even the narration demands that one reads in aast pace I guess drugs do that Your life literally passes you buy Your days are about getting drugs and getting high That s it The END But she lived to tell the taleThe recovery period was slow long and painful I was hit by the phrase Getting clean and staying stopped Willing your body and mind off the drugs every second Minute Hour Day Week Months Years The narrative For six years Melinda Ferguson was driven by one motivating Out of China force the next hit For this she would abandon her promisingilm making career lose her comfortable suburban home her.