Sweet Melissa: Ignorance is not Bliss (Book One 1)

Sweet Melissa: Ignorance is not Bliss (Book One 1)

by Susan Segovia-Munoz


Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published in Biographies & Memoirs/Memoirs, Health, Mind & Body/Addiction & Recovery, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children & Teens (Young Adult), Nonfiction

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Book Description


I'm not a celebrity or a model. I'm not rich or famous. I'm a hooker, a hustler and a junkie. It's not like I chose this lifestyle but something inside of me took over my entire being. I wanted to party. I wanted to have fun. I wanted to fit in and most of all I wanted someone to love me. Little did I know, that what I left behind would be the one thing that I longed for the most.

Homeless and struggling on the streets of L.A., I submitted to a lifestyle of addiction and crime. Would I ever find my way out out this nightmare? Was I destined to live my life in hell? Only time would tell...

Sample Chapter

I broke out into a cold sweat and tried to cry. The tears would not fall because I knew in my heart that I had no one to blame for my situation but myself. I came from a good, loving family. I was never beaten or abused. We went on family vacations every summer. My childhood years could not have been more perfect. What was wrong with me?

I looked closely into the mirror and saw the dark circles beneath my eyes. I was underweight and my long blonde hair was thinning. I looked away from the mirror quickly and sat on the cold, tiled floor of this cheap motel bathroom.

My hand shook a bit as I held the spoon full of heroin. I cooked it up with a blue lighter. I dropped in a small piece of cotton and drew up the liquid with a syringe. I injected the heroin and fell slowly back against the wall. The tile was no longer cold and life did not seem so hopeless anymore.


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Author Profile

Susan Segovia-Munoz

Susan Segovia-Munoz

Susan Segovia-Munoz was born in Los Angeles, California. The Sweet Melissa memoir series, is her personal story of her lifelong struggle with substance abuse, addiction, and then her final recovery. The author now lives a drug-free life, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. The series brings to light how quickly one can get sucked into a life of self-destruction, and how difficult it is to escape. The author's main goal is to help, educate, and to inspire others. She wants to give hope to the family members and friends of an addict that change is indeed possible. With hard work, the support of loved ones, and a clear mind, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished.

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