As part of our reading campaign, Books Are Good For You, each month we encourage our followers to read something different. This month, our recommended read is Dying to Survive, a bestselling memoir by Rachael Keogh, and we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of this remarkable book in our monthly giveaway!
Her addiction to the drug took her to a place about as low as a person can go. She had grown up in Ballymun and had, like many others, succumbed to the lure of drugs during her teenage years. This is Rachael Keogh’s own story written in her own words. She is now thirty, a student of psychotherapy, an attractive and optimistic young woman. Her story is a remarkable account of recovery from the very edge of personal destruction. It is a heart-lifting story of human redemption.
A selection of 5-star Amazon reviews:
"This is an incredible story! As a recovering addict myself the truth and honesty in this book is an absolute credit to Rachel! I would recommend this book to families of addicts, addicts themselves and people who are also trying to find their way in life! This is an absolute insight into the lifestyle and reality of the world and human race !! It has greatly touched me." (by too true, June 2013)
"Brutally honest and informative. Gut wrenching and inspiring. This book will open anyone’s eyes to how easily and quickly drugs can take a life." (by Holly, June 2013)
"Such an inspiring story! Shows the rollercoaster of addiction without sugar coating a thing. Could not stop reading, had me hooked." (by Kerri Corcoran, January 2013)
"I am a Junkie Memoir Junkie. This book I read very fast, and was utterly fascinated. Just look at her arms on the cover of the book you can see how bad her addiciton was. She is to be admired. I absolutely love the Irish terminology used in this book as well." (by WhatKillsMe, December 2013)
"Great, sad story. Very brave writer. I purchased it because I’m Irish & I’m always looking for books by Irish authors. I’m so glad I found this one. I learned a lot from this book. Thank you & best of luck Rachael." (by Nina, April 2013)
"I would recommend this book to any person who has dealt with addiction. Rachael does not hold back about any of her shortcomings. Her honesty is so refreshing. I will most likely read this again in the near future, and I will be recommending it to other people. The pictures at the end were a nice touch. It is truly amazing that her arms were not amputated, and she can basically live a normal life. Her bravery is extremely admirable." (by Crystal, April 2013)
Read more reviews on Amazon.
WIN one of three copies of the book! Simply enter your details HERE by midnight, Monday, September 2nd, 2013. Good luck!
Dying to Survive by Rachael Keogh is available from the Gill Books Online Bookshop, and all good booksellers nationwide.