Clean" is a Memoir about Meth addiction and recovery.
On the outside, Kim seems to have it all. She's a
loving mother of a special needs child and a small business owner. She lives in
her own home with a man she loves. But Kim also lives another life - a life full
of secrets and her secrets are killing her.
reviews on Amazon.com)
"Intensity! This book will keep you turning pages as
the author tells it like it is. She won't pull any punches. You can't help but
admire the devotion to her son and the determination to get clean. Be amazed at
how long an addict can function before hitting bottom. It's a must-read for
users and their families alike."
"This is a very well-written memoir that I didn't
expect to like as much as I did. It is truly a public service to have it
available as a free book. I really appreciate Kim's down to earth way of sharing
her story, it helps to break the stereotype. Her book made me look at my own
judgments about meth and my notion that people don't come back from it after
recovery. I finished reading it this morning and it was actually a great
Mother's Day read. Her love for her son is touching and so is her parent's love
for her. Inspiring and holds your interest, highly recommended."
"Kim is not a stupid woman. She is not a product
of a severely abusive childhood. Kim is the girl next door or your daughter's
BFF. It's impossible to discern, looking at this unpresupposing person, that she
is a hard-core meth addict, a drug dealer of some stature, and a financial force
to be reckoned with. Kim unfolds the story of her addiction as it gradually
escalates into the active drug under-world of Idaho, introducing us to each
successively flawed character with unerring descriptions in graphic detail. Is
it possible to hold a love interest based on the love of drugs rather than each
other? Can you actually survive a highly elevated tolerance for such a
devastatingly pervasive drug and still triumph in a new life? "Crystal Clean"
will have you on the edge; you must know if she can pull it off--one more time."
"The author is completely honest about her meth
addiction. She tells about neglecting her son, lying to her parents, and being
an absolute fool for love--letting a heartless loser squander her money and
emotions....We learn about the magnetic and captivating pull of drug addiction
--and marvel that anyone ever escapes....This is a very well-written book, one
that is interesting, enlightening, and heart-felt."