Chancers (EPUB)

Chancers

Susan Stellin Ô 4 Summary

ARC via netgalleyOne of the best biographies I have ever God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity A Priest Physicist Talks About Science, Sex, Politics, and Religion read Gut wrenching andeal Full Don't Wake Up review to come I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway from Bdreads Thanks so much for the opportunity toead this amazing book It s probably not a book I would pick out to Reduced read but once I started I found it very hard to put down This is a powerful dual memoir aeporter and a photographer from NY who tell their gripping story of falling in love the heroin habit that drove them apart and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together You can t help but become involved in their struggleIn alternately chapters Susan and Graham offer two perspectives on a Double Betrayal relationship that endures against long odds Graham s account from theavages of addiction to the chain of events that led to his arrest and imprisonment at Rikers is mind bending and heart wrenching Graham gives a stark iveting description of his slide from owning a brownstone in Brooklyn to a prison cell his gut wrenching efforts to get clean and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built here in the US for over twenty years A lot of what he wrote about prison life and the system was an eye opener for me Susan also struggles as she tries to distance herself from Graham and then she decides to follow her instincts to try and help himThis is a beautifully written and brutally honest book "and my thanks go out to both of them for writing this emarkable memoir Highly ecommend When googgling his "my thanks go out to both of them for writing this emarkable memoir Highly ecommend When googgling his I an across a site of some of the photos he took from a timed camera during his addiction I do hope that some of his photos are made into a book I loved the font used for the printing of this book One couple s memoir of their Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 relationship that survived the brutal grip of addiction Chancers Addiction Prison Recovery Loveecalled by author Susan Stellin and Scottish American photographer Graham MacIndoe Truly a heartwarming story of the The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin redemption and power of love to triumph over the harshest conditions and adversitiesThis unlikely coupleeconnected through "A Photo Shoot Several " photo shoot several after meeting through mutual friends Despite Graham being twice divorced this didn t set off alarm bells Graham shared so openly with Susan there were explanations Graham was the father of a teenage son Neither one had ever felt that deep profound connection with anyone else before After a whirlwind trip to Hawaii Susan discovered Graham s drug paraphernalia hidden behind a bathroom mirror How could this have happened Susan would uestion every notion and belief she ever had The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity regarding love and trust inelationships The story unfolds over many years Susan successfully published her first book and continued writing moving near Graham s brownstone in Brooklyn It was nearly impossible to keep up with Graham with the secrecy and lies associated with addiction Susan bailed him out of Riker s once it was impossible to continue a No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History romance though the coupleemained in touch as friends Not surprisingly Graham would lose everything with another prison term at Ricker s for drug possession and wrote of the horror of being chained to other prisoners while in the throes of dope sickness The process of facing his own truth s possible deportatio. In this powerful dual memoir a Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love the heroin habit that drove them apart and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together   When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk He was a gregarious divorced Scotsman who hadecently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a Berlayar di Pamor Badik rough around the edges guy But theirelatio. N never seeing his son again ecovering in prison
And Staying Clean Were Huge 
staying clean were huge he would face as he worked his way back to the only lasting love he had ever knownSusan would miss out on many milestones of most women her age engagements weddings marriage and children After three years feeling paralyzed and unable to move on after all the self analysis Susan provided one of the most articulate easons for discontinuing therapyTherapy has been enormously helpful to me in many many ways but something about constantly uestioning and analyzing everything in my life was getting me down I need some space to see what s working and what s not so I can get a clearer sense of what I want to address or changeOut of contact with Graham for a long period of time Susan was greatly concerned fearing he might have died from an overdose she tracked him down through prison Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality records online How they wouldeconnect was nothing short of miraculous The second half of the book moves at a snails pace yet shows the frustration of dealing with prison officials bureaucracy and the cold hard facts of criminal justice Graham s immigration attorney would encourage them to econnect through letters which would help articulate on deep seated issues This is an inspiring unforgettable story of love surviving against unmerciful "unthinkable oddsMuch appreciation and thanks to Ballantine Books for sponsoring the Goodreads Give aways where I "oddsMuch appreciation and thanks to Ballantine Books for sponsoring the Goodreads Give aways where I a copy of this book for the purpose of eview While I appreciate a memoir on addiction that shows it can target anyone egardless of class or social standing this one didn t fully grab me Graham is a photographer Susan a journalist Susan has left their elationship due to Graham s using but e enters his life years later when she discovers he is in serious trouble Her decision to help against all odds is the focus of this bookThe events are told in alternating voices between Graham and Susan but often felt as if one person was doing the telling for both Maybe this is due to Susan s profession but I just didn was doing the telling for both Maybe this is due to Susan s profession but I just didn feel the anguish in Graham s voice While I was all for Susan coming to Graham s aid there was just something I couldn t wrap my brain around With all her ideas to fix Graham did she never once esearch what addiction is She believes Graham needs to look at his childhood traumas or unresolved causes leading to addiction Unfortunately addiction is a disease not a moral issue or something caused by childhood trauma I know I ve done a little The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi ranting but all in all this is not a badead The idea to help an addict is one that many think is pointless yet there are so many who want help and find it unavailable How many could be saved if not only people but our government gave a shit This sure gave me a hard look at the US Justice system and for that alone this one is well worth the ead Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy 35I m greedy for juice and a memoir about addiction should have plenty We have prison juice and junkie juice yum But then we also have a Girl Scout trying to earn her humanitarian badge which is pretty damn juiceless no matter how you slice itThis book is uniue and clever it s a two person memoir with alternating chapters for each The Scottish photographer druggie Graham. Nship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding   From their harrowing portrayal of the avages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham’s arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction relationship that ultimately endures against long odds Susan follows Graham down theabbit hole of the American criminal justice system determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs Graham gives a stark iveting description of his sl.
Tells his story and the journalist Octavio's Journey rescuer Susan tells hers I loved the somewhat suspenseful beginning Secrets and lies hopefulness and innocence the pull of addiction differentealities But the big middle where the two of them are not involved sagged for me I found myself bored every time it was Susan s And although Graham s story was way drugs and prison oh yes I m thinking he must have been too stoned out to Philosophy in Social Work remember much because he talks without a lot of passionWhich leads me to the voice Susan seporter chops were on full display here and that s both good and bad The good part is that the writing is damn smooth damn fine and it s conversational and not pretentious The bad part is that there isn t much emotion if you Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story reeporting facts you usually have to filter out the feelings so that you stay credible The problem here is we e talking about a elationship where juice should abound we Organizing Power re talking about the ugliness of addiction wee talking about prison we Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs re talking about juice all over the place But in this book No juice But to make matters worse Susan writes Graham s story for him so we get pure Reporter Susan voice I get it She s the writer so she is in charge She wants it to be a smoothead But for me it didn t feel ight to have him talking away in the same tone as her I know they struggled with this problem In the endearing epilogue which I absolutely loved partly because it talked about their collaborative writing process Susan said Graham would complain But that doesn t sound like me So I should just look at it as her helping him tell his story not putting words in his mouth Call me weird but I loved how Graham described a time when he shot up It
Was So Vivid And Detailed 
so vivid and detailed felt like I was peeking out from the closet as he prepared the needle shot up and then went to heaven Way creepy I don t think I would have made a good junkie when they do a blood draw I have to close my eyes tight and still look away Little details like seeing dots of blood from his needles on his bills eally added to the sad picture of what his life had becomeThe parts I liked best were the prison scenes I ve Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations read a lot of books about addiction but I haven tead about a junkie in jail A whole new world to me and it grabbed me Graham s fascinating Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales recounting of his months long stints in prison had just theight amount of detail and horror to keep me Captain Corellis Mandolin riveted All of the intense bureaucratic and unfair shit he had to go through made me cringe Reading this definitely pressed my Injustice button I m feeling a little mean here buteally Susan is just too goody two shoes for me And yes what she does for Graham wins her the humanitarian award of the year but still I felt like she was way too perfect and way too braggy and I don t think she Landscapes of the Chinese Soul really understands addiction She s so damn sueaky clean I want to go get drunk and smoke cigarettes view spoilerDon t get me wrong she DID or less save his life and Graham was so damn lucky to have her as his crusader If I were in Graham s position I sure as hell would want an angelic Susan on my team I have toemember how impressive it was that little miss fixer got his ass out of jail Seriously without her whole different story whole different continent hide spoile. Ide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell his gut wrenching efforts to get clean and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years   Beautifully written brutally honest yet filled with suspense and hope Chancers will Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction the nightmare of incarceration or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on theoad to ecovery By sharing their story Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address.


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    Chancers (EPUB) review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Susan Stellin I’ve long been appalled and embarrassed that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world primarily because of the ridiculous and losing war on drugs According to one source we make up 44 percent of the world’s population and 22 percent of the incarceration rate It’s unbelievably expensive to tax payers to maintain this but we do get to exploit free labor after all For example the forest fires in Southern Calif

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    Chancers (EPUB) Susan Stellin Ô 4 Summary 35I’m greedy for juice and a memoir about addiction should have plenty We have prison juice and junkie juice yum But then we also have a Girl Scout trying to earn her humanitarian badge which is pretty damn juiceless no matter how you slice itThis book is uniue and clever—it’s a two person memoir with alte

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    characters Chancers review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Susan Stellin Susan Stellin Ô 4 Summary Admire the authors' courage in telling this difficult story and how open and honest they were A he saidshe said alternating chapters but not opposing views of the same story just different perspectives of the same story Th

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