I thank my friends and family just for being there, and my loving partner, Pack, to whom I dedicate this book. May he rest in peace.
On Jan. 7, 2014, I woke up and found my partner dead. In the ensuing week, his homophobic family kicked me out of our house and forbade me from attending his funeral. I spent the next year and a half coping by doing lots of meth. On May 16, 2015, I left a Mariah Carey concert six songs in and proceeded to try to jump out the 26th-story window of the Vegas casino I was staying in. I failed and instead I was hospitalized against my will. I have been sober ever since and I know that my partner’s ending was really my beautifully-broken beginning. This is my story. This is how I unpacked my sparkle and became sober, happy and healthy.
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The storytelling was as frenzied as his psyche must have been. Give this book a read to know how serious mental disturbances can get.
Very uplifting memoir from a new voice in the self-help world. Patrick Roland's style of writing reminds me of the late, great Hunter S. Thompson.
It's not just another memoir, it's one to be remembered for a long time. There's so much pain in the author’s voice that I felt a deep connection.
I found this book to be interesting, I love a good memoir, especially uplifting stories about hope and how others overcome obstacles in their lives.
I think everyone should read this beautifully written story, with all that happened to this author, he still managed to write a beautiful novel.
Coffee n’ Notes
A raw, emotional and sometimes humorous memoir detailing the events that brought the writer to that moment above the lights of the Vegas strip.
Phoenix New Times