I Romanced the Stone

  • Title: I Romanced the Stone
  • Author: Marvin D. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780977968039
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Romanced the Stone When you think of a crack head what kind of picture comes to mind A stupid teenager with little or no education A prostitute A smack talking ghetto born African American Or maybe a misfit Caucas
    When you think of a crack head, what kind of picture comes to mind A stupid teenager, with little, or no education A prostitute A smack talking, ghetto born African American Or, maybe, a misfit Caucasion dropout, from a broken home, with an alcoholic, abusive, absentee father Crack heads are street walking, panhandling, hustling, poorly dressed, teeth missing, gaunt,When you think of a crack head, what kind of picture comes to mind A stupid teenager, with little, or no education A prostitute A smack talking, ghetto born African American Or, maybe, a misfit Caucasion dropout, from a broken home, with an alcoholic, abusive, absentee father Crack heads are street walking, panhandling, hustling, poorly dressed, teeth missing, gaunt, thin, useless, and dangerous looking kinds of people, that you d never invite over to dinner, right Well, guess again, because the author of these memoirs is an educated, articulate and thoughtful, formerly successful family and businessman, a grandfather, who owns expensive suits, always knows how to appear well groomed, and knows which fork is used when, at the gourmet banquets of the upper middle class I Romanced the Stone observes, discusses, and exposes fundamental tendencies of addiction in our society, and weaves these general themes throughout the personal story of the author s journey The reader comes to understand that drug addiction is not some exclusive disease of the poor, or the uneducated, or the social castaways of our world it is an insatiable and insidious ghost, shadowing anyone, of any walk of life, from any economic or social environment It can appear as a false god, the good life, and then devour you as the grim reaper is revealed bewilderingly to you, as your new slave master The book tells how the author was rehabilitated, cured, and had his life and soul spared, through love and help from family, and most significantly, through a powerful spiritual experience It is an inspiring, yet fearsomely awesome story, sending a message of hope, and advisement.

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    About Marvin D. Wilson


    1. About The Author Marvin Wilson has had several professional careers, including Hippie Rock and Roll musician, nightclub entertainer, construction contractor, Buddhist minister, network marketer, motivational speaker, sales trainer, and adult education teacher Marvin considers his life to be a spiritual journey, and each of life s experiences, whether troublesome or pleasurable, to be lessons Teachings from God Throughout his entire adult life, he has been journal keeper, a reflective writer about these lessons, and the attendant wisdom and understanding gained through experiencing them Marvin has recently published his newest novel, titled Beware the Devil s Hug, and is currently writing a sequel to his last novel, Owen Fiddler , as well as two other books.


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    1. Up until now I have refrained from rating drug memoirsis oneI just can't. This book plunges so far past useless and deep into the realm of harmful it's unbelievable. While reading it, at various points I ranged from believing he flat-out made the whole thing up so he could sell a book (after all, he does say on his website that it was always his fantasy that there be secret cameras on his life, so he would be the center of everyone's attention "the lead role in a drama of epic importance") to th [...]

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    2. I started I Romanced the Stone by Marvin D. Wilson, then put it down. This book was not for me. Chapter One is a How-to on crack cocaine. Chapter Two is a condemnation of my generation, those of us who grew up in the “hippie” era, except I knew no one Marvin described. It made me angry that he lumped all of that generation into drugs, free love, and tuning out.Then a couple of weeks later, I started over from the beginning. I still felt the same after those first two chapters. But I kept rea [...]

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    3. When you think of a crack-head, what kind of picture comes to mind? A stupid teenager, with little, or no education? A prostitute? A smack-talking, ghetto-born African-American? Or, maybe, a misfit Caucasion dropout, from a broken home, with an alcoholic, abusive, absentee father? Crack-heads are street-walking, panhandling, hustling, poorly dressed, teeth missing, gaunt, thin, useless, and dangerous looking kinds of people, that you'd never invite over to dinner, right? Well, guess again, becau [...]

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    4. Marvin D. Wilson has a hilarious blog that I follow, and his writing and unique sense of humor there made me want to read more of his work. The first line in the preface of this book is "A crackhead wrote this book," which I found blatantly honest and it made me immediately trust the author to tell me the truth. Maybe I'm reading too far into the abrupt opening, but I read it as though the author were saying, 'there, so we got that out of the way, so the stigma that goes with my past, and all th [...]

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    5. At first glance at the cover, I thought this book was about a man ready to kill himself. Then I noticed the hand in the clouds and figured he'd gotten saved. After some thought, I figured it out before opening the book, always a good thing.In this true story, Marvin Wilson details his life as a druggie and hippie, two words that nearly became synonymous in the 60's and 70's. He talks about the ups and downs of street life and the dangers that lie within when you live the fast life.Wilson also ta [...]

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    6. Very inspirational. Took a lot of courage to write this "tell all" about his own life.

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    7. It ain't pretty but it's real. Drug addiction from the inside out. [good job Marvin]

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