Addict at 10 by Derek Steele

How a youthful drug addict turned his life around thanks to the 12 Steps.

As memoirs go, Addict at 10 is pretty standard. The child of divorced partiers, Derek Steele gets drunk for the when he’s just 8 years old, and by high school he’s selling ecstasy and cocaine. The second half of the book details his recovery and sober life as a family man and successful business owner. If you like this template, then you’ll probably want to check this one out. It hits all the right inspiring notes. The writing isn’t great, but I’ve found that to be a hallmark of the genre, which is why I steer clear of most memoirs.

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