The Fifth Vital

The Fifth Vital

by Mike Majlak, Riley J. Ford


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Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him—the last flicker of hope—began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive.

Somehow, he did...



Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim.

This is his story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078796705
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/27/2020
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 5,996
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mike Majlak currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is the co-host of Impaulsiveand the host of The Night Shift. He has
millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram.

Instagram: @HeyBigMike
YouTube: Mike Majlak Vlogs
Twitter: @MikeMajlak

Riley J. Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author and UCLA graduate represented by Creative Artists Agency. She writes under multiple pen names and has sold more than one million copies of her novels worldwide. One of her books has been adapted into an upcoming movie for Netflix.
Instagram: @RileyJ.Ford
Facebook: Riley J. Ford
Twitter: @RileyJFord

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