January 21st, 2018
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MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE

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New Year, New Books to love in January

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Someone in London is cooking up murder …


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How much would you risk to turn your life around?


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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?


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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Chris Beckman:

Clean, August 2005
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Clean
Chris Beckman

A New Generation in Recovery Speaks Out

Hazelden
August 2005
250 pages
ISBN: 1592851827
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$12.95
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Non-Fiction Memoir

A firsthand look at what it means—and what it takes—for young addicts to get clean and stay clean

"To suddenly think, ‘Hey, wait a minute, I’m 21. I just got sober. I can’t drink like all my friends ever again?’ I remember thinking my whole life had crumbled." Welcome to recovery from a young addict’s perspective. Written by MTV’s Chris Beckman with contributions from dozens of teens and twentysomethings in recovery, Clean is part autobiography, part addiction and recovery primer, and part wake-up call about what’s really going on in schools, cars, malls, and wherever else kids come in contact with drugs and alcohol. Beckman, whose out-of-control drinking and drugging lasted more than a decade before he got sober at age 24, uses his story to illustrate the book’s fundamental message that recovery at a young age is very different from recovery in adulthood. "We get clean at 20 and feel like we’re still 13 emotionally," he writes. Clean is the real thing: an honest, nonjudgmental, peer-to-peer lifeline for young people thinking about experimenting with drugs, for those who are already experimenting or those who are already addicted, and for families and friends who want to understand and help.

Media Buzz

The View - January 4, 2006
Good Morning America - December 19, 2005

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