In My Skin A Memoir of Addiction By Kate Holden
 
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This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman’s descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home but uncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit of heroin as a one-time experiment—an adventure with friends—but the drug took over. Hooked, she lost her job and her apartment, and she stole from her family.   

Desperation drove her onto the streets, where she became “Lucy,” offering her body for cash to the first car to stop, risking arrest and, worse, the human predators—anything for her next fix. With her name on the police blotter, she eventually left the streets and offered her services to a high-class brothel. There she discovered hidden strengths, as well as parts of herself that frightened her.   

Throughout, however hurt and dismayed, her family never abandoned her, and their acceptance and unyielding love helped her defeat the drug and leave her netherworld behind. In taut, devastating prose, Kate Holden recounts her journey with an emotional honesty and genuineness that will leave no reader untouched.

TitleIn My Skin
SubtitleA Memoir of Addiction
AuthorBy Kate Holden
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published1 July 2013
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781611457988
Pages304
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
ISBNs: 9781611457988 978-1-61145-798-8 Title: in my skin category:BIO ISBNs: 9781628722055 978-1-62872-205-5 Title: in my skin category:BIO 
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