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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Johnson Narrator: Steven Mackintosh Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mark Johnson's father had LOVE tattooed across his left hand, but that didn't stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling. For years.

Constantly in trouble at school, he began stealing at the age of seven, was drinking by the age of eight, and took his first hit of heroin at age 11. Art college beckoned the sensitive and intelligent boy, but he ended up in Portland prison instead.

With searing honesty, Wasted documents Mark's descent into the very depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless and hooked on heroin and crack, no one, least of all Mark, believed he would survive. And yet he somehow found the strength to pull through, and now runs his own thriving tree-surgery business, employing and helping other recovering addicts.

Both shocking and inspirational, this is a heartbreaking and compelling account of one man's struggle to save himself, and help save others in the process. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 11/11/2013

    " Super depressing look into complete addiction - living on the street, decaying body, stealing to support his habit. An eye-opening look at the total hell of addiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by AnnMarie Johnson | 9/9/2013

    " A stark, powerful memoir of abuse--at the hands of his father as well as his own self-abusive behavior addicted to drugs and alcohol. Does not pull any punches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracey | 9/5/2013

    " I really liked this book. Lots of gritty detail about drugs etc but as I work in a prison it gave me an insight into the life of an addict "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 6/12/2013

    " "Wasted: a childhood...a life redeemed" was a riveting account of a heroin addict's lifestyle, what rock bottom looks like, and what it takes to get clean. "

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