In My Skin

In My Skin

A Memoir

Book - 2005
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Called "Quite simply in a class of its own . . . the work of astunningly talented writer who both graces and surpasses her material"(Guardian), this is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one youngwoman's descent into heroin addiction and prostitution and the long,arduous struggle to redeem her life that made her stronger. A shy, bookishcollege graduate from a solid middle-class home, Kate Holden was uncertainof her way in life. When she decided to try her first hit of heroin as aone-time adventure with friends, she did not anticipate that the drug wouldtake over. She lost her job and apartment and stole from her family.Desperation drove her first to offer her body on the streets and then inhigh-class brothels, where she discovered hidden strengths as well as partsof herself that frightened her. With the acceptance and unyielding love ofa family that never abandoned her, Kate Holden ultimately defeated the drugand left her netherworld behind.
Publisher: New York : Arcade, c2005
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9781559708302
1559708301
Branch Call Number: Biography B Hol

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Aug 15, 2015

I have had this book on hold for 4 months! Where the heck is it!??????
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xnatashax Aug 12, 2013

I read this book within a couple of days- and I'm not a quick reader, but it had me wanting to know more about her life. It was sad to read about it but always interesting to read about another person's life.

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