Smacked

A harrowing true journey of addiction and survival

Melinda Ferguson

ISBN:

9781928420941

Epub ISBN:

9781928420958

Publisher:

Melinda Ferguson Books

Date Released:

June 2020

Price (incl. VAT):

R 265.00

Format:

Soft cover, 335pp


About this book:

Hooked on heroin and crack cocaine, Melinda Ferguson plummets into a devastating rock bottom as she finds herself trawling the streets of Hillbrow, Johannesburg desperate for her next fix.Bold, raw and relentlessly honest, Smacked is a tale of earth-shattering loss and miraculous  redemption. This mega bestseller - the revised 20 year clean & sober edition -  will take you to the darkest recesses of an addict's psyche. It is ultimately a tale of great resilience and hope.

 

Readers say

"Smacked, it's one hell of a ride ..."

- Michelle McGrane


"An inspiration. Made me cry."

- Patrick Holford


"Melinda Ferguson is a person of rare courage and honesty. You've got to hear this woman's story ."

- John Robbie


"Relentless, beautifully written and compelling. I loved this book."

- Alex Hamlyn


"South Africa needs a book like this. This is a story of tremendous courage that plunges into the alleys and veins of a drug addict, emerging victorious. Educational, inspiring and superbly written."

- Nkhensani Manganyi Nkosi


RELATED BOOKS

Zephany (E)

Joanne Jowell

Putco Mafani: The Price and Prize of Greatness

Putco Mafani

Zephany (A)

Joanne Jowell

Look At Me

Nataniël

Robert

Robert Hamblin

So You Want to Build a Startup

Matthew Buckland

Kyk na my

Nataniël

ZWELETHU

Jaki Seroke

Heart of a Strong Woman

Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema, Fred Khumalo

The Scholarship Kids

Robert Gentle

Andile Gaelesiwe: Remembering

Andile Gaelesiwe

Love and Above

Sarah Bullen

In my vel

Azille Coetzee

Statues and Storms

Max Price

Whitey: Sakereus van Shoprite

Niel Joubert

Hooked

Melinda Ferguson

Magenge, We Need to Talk

Melusi Tshabalala

I am Ella

Joanne Jowell

Kwanele, Enough!

Andy Kawa

How I Took Back My Power

Nompumelelo Runji

Betting on a Darkie

Mteto Nyati

Now You Know How Mapetla Died

Zikhona Valela

Rise

Siya Kolisi

But He Speaks So Well

Ivan Johnson

Anton Goosen

Hanlie Retief

Die kind se naam is Anneke

Juliana Coetzer

Yellow and Confused

Ming-Cheau Lin

Becoming a Doctor

Hloni Bookholane

Jwara! Induna's Daughter

Joyce Piliso-Seroke

Into Dark Water: A Police Memoir

Jeremy Vearey

IMPOSSIBLE SKIES

Frans Meyer

The ANC Spy Bible

Moe Shaik

Witnessing

Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase

The Lockdown Collection

Melinda Ferguson

Comrade Editor

Gwen Lister

Meditating with Rhinos

Helena Kriel

Out of Quatro

Luthando Dyasop

The Legend of Zola Mahobe and the Mamelodi Sundowns Story

Don Lepati, Nikolaos Kirkinis

Derick Hougaard

Brenden Nel

Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King

Niel Joubert

Ghetto Ninja

Nikolaos Kirkinis, Junior Khanye

Lansdowne dearest

Bronwyn Davids

Cul-de-sac

Elsa Joubert, Michiel Heyns

A Childhood Made Up: Living with my mother's madness

Brent Meersman

GiGi

GiGi

The Girl Who Survived Her Mother

Moshitadi Lehlomela

Takka Takka Bom Bom

Al Venter

Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues

Bryan Rostron

Starlite Memories

Dov Fedler

Clare: The killing of a gentle activist

Christopher Clark