Hippopotamus Sea

Hippopotamus Sea

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by Jared Bryan Smith
     
 

Hippopotamus Sea is an autobiography, chronicling JB Smith's life, born into an alcoholic family, witness to a father's insanity, suicide at age 37, the author being 11, and then the authors slow descent into the hell of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, ICE, opiates, and ultimately speed. At 28 years old, delusions turn to full blown paranoid schizophrenia, and jumping…  See more details below

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Hippopotamus Sea is an autobiography, chronicling JB Smith's life, born into an alcoholic family, witness to a father's insanity, suicide at age 37, the author being 11, and then the authors slow descent into the hell of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, ICE, opiates, and ultimately speed. At 28 years old, delusions turn to full blown paranoid schizophrenia, and jumping a bridge into a dirty river the night before, he has a moment of clarity, while explaining to his innocent sister the next morning, why he was evading the CIA and wading through the river the night before. His sobriety, battle against Hepatitis C, and subsequent spiritual awakening is written, first hand for anyone to read, for free if need be, on Books4free.com. An exciting read, not your average sobriety book.

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ISBN-13:
9780984595501
Publisher:
Books For Free, LLC
Publication date:
06/23/2010
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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Nurture_Your_BOOKS More than 1 year ago
Some might ask themselves why a person would choose to write and publish a memoir. It would seem that some do it for the notoriety, others for the potential money-making aspects of it; still others reveal their story to encourage hope and healing. To have the genuine wish to inspire others who are suffering, to find ways help them fight for strength and hope; a more pure motive would be hard to find. For some readers, this story may stir-up memories of their own past and for others it may be an eye-opening glimpse at an emotional roller coaster ride that one man called life. It could not have been easy for author Jared Bryan Smith to write so candidly about the problems from his past when they included topics such as substance abuse, physical and mental abuse and severe mental-health issues, but share his story he has. This book may not be suggested reading material for individuals who are suffering from emotional or mental-health issues as the author's rather direct approach and plain-spoken style could be a trigger for some; should a mental health professional deem it appropriate subject matter for a patient on a case-by-case basis and for those who are ready, Jared's story would do doubt be an incredible inspiration and offer hope to them as well. For those who are considering a path or are already headed toward a life of out-of-control partying and substance abuse for supposed "recreational purposes", they may find Jared's memoir a revealing glimpse into their future and the wake-up call that they have been waiting for. Hippopotamus Sea will quickly and actively engage the reader, making it very difficult to put it down. Due to some graphic language, dialogue concerning substance, emotion and physical abuse, it is recommended that readers of this book be 16 years of age or older. Copyright 2011 (c) Nurture Your BOOKS --- Bobbie Crawford-McCoy