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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    In My Skin
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of Addiction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Holden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 285
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611457988
    ISBN 10: 161145798X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BIC subject category V2: VFJK
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: SEL026000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: PSY038000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A67153000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 616.86320092
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    08 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Tougher and truer [than the usual addiction memoir] . . . Her stubborn allegiance to the truth of her experience and her refusal to accept conventional opinions about drugs and prostitution make In My Skin compelling. --Columbus Dispatch