In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction

In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction

Kate Holden


This is the frank, harrowing, and precise tale of 1 younger woman’s descent into dependancy and prostitution, and the lengthy exhausting fight to reclaim her existence. A shy, bookish collage graduate, a pleasant woman from an outstanding middle-class domestic yet doubtful of her method in existence, Kate Holden attempted her first hit of heroin as a one-time experiment—an experience with friends—but the drug took over. Hooked, she misplaced her activity and her residence, and she or he stole from her family members.   

Desperation drove her onto the streets, the place she turned “Lucy,” providing her physique for funds to the 1st automobile to forestall, risking arrest and, worse, the human predators—anything for her subsequent repair. together with her identify at the police blotter, she finally left the streets and provided her providers to a high-class brothel. There she came upon hidden strengths, in addition to elements of herself that fearful her.   

Throughout, despite the fact that harm and dismayed, her relatives by no means deserted her, and their attractiveness and unyielding love helped her defeat the drug and go away her netherworld at the back of. In taut, devastating prose, Kate Holden recounts her trip with an emotional honesty and genuineness that may depart no reader untouched.

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