The Book Sex and Crime

Sex and Crime

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  • Autor: Oliver Markus
  • Editor: Westhoff Publishing
  • Relaese Date: 19 February 2014
  • ISBN: 061597550X
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 488 pages
  • File Size: 23MB
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Description Sex and Crime de Oliver Markus:

Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey is an autobiographical book that follows the incredible life of Oliver, a teenage hacker in Aachen, Germany, who is the victim of traumatic childhood abuse and suffers from PTSD. He falls in love with an American girl online, and spends many hours on the phone with her every day for a year, until he moves in with her in New York. After his crazy adventures as a New York cab driver, he becomes a successful cartoonist and goes on to be an Internet millionaire. A painful divorce throws him into a deep, almost suicidal depression, until he falls in love with a heroin addict and he ends up moving to Fort Myers, Florida. As his life spirals more and more out of control, Oliver gets sucked deeper and deeper into the dark world of drug addiction and prostitution. Sex and Crime offers an unflinching look at the seedy underworld of Fort Myers, that most residents are probably not aware of. It explores the world of online prostitution, the underlying causes and consequences of drug addiction, as well as the shortcomings of the AA 12-step-program and the failure of traditional rehab programs that are utterly divorced from modern medical science. Along his journey, Oliver encounters a number of female drug addicts and he empathizes with them because of his own traumatic past. He feels compelled to try to help them escape the addict lifestyle, but the end result is always the same. They break his heart. Despite all its gritty ugliness, there is beauty to be found in Sex and Crime. Oliver never gives up hope that the next drug addict may be different. He never stops believing that deep down every person is good and deserves a second chance in life. There have been a number of books about drug addiction in recent years, but Sex and Crime offers a fresh, unique perspective. Oliver himself is not addicted to drugs, and yet addiction takes a heavy toll on him, as the addicts in his life hurt him over and over. His knowledge of addiction is at once intimate and distant. As outsider deep inside the drug world he has a unique vantage point. There's an old saying: "Fish don't know they're wet." Oliver sees patterns and similarities that the addicts themselves can't see. The book is more than an examination of drug addiction and its harrowing consequences and collateral damage. It is an emotional, deeply personal and often very touching account of one man's struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, addiction in all its many forms, love and loss. Although it's an autobiography, Sex and Crime often feels like an action adventure novel, because the events described are so far removed from what most people consider normal every-day life. The book deals with very dark subject matter, but the author's eloquently simplistic prose makes it a breeze to read. His writing never feels pompous or pretentious. He takes the reader by the hand and gently leads you deeper and deeper into the darkness. Oliver's ability to recognize his own mistakes in hindsight, and his humble, self-deprecating sense of humor make Sex and Crime a very entertaining read, even when his brutal honesty makes you cringe. "Fans of BREAKING BAD and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK are going to love this book." "A fascinating glimpse into the dark world of prostitution and drug addiction." "It's a snapshot of the mental health crisis in America. After reading this book, I realized that we are all a little crazy. Some more than others." "If you liked THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK or ZOO STATION, you're going to get hooked on this book." "FORREST GUMP meets 50 SHADES OF GREY." "One of the rare books that is not only highly entertaining, but also profound and deeply moving." Specifics of this author may not be identified and also has become taken off for the ask from the creator. You could possibly could possibly be keen on alternative training books because of the Oliver Markus. There we were in the position to acquire the majority of the nearly all iformatsii for you personally. To get creators of these studies: web page won't extend to general public access your current guides on our internet pages merely introductory specifics of the hem ebook. If you think that our website will be infringing, make sure you write to you regarding this and if you are the article author of those textbooks, we are going to promptly get rid of web pages from your web site.

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