Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Closet Full of Coke Blog Tour (Memoir)

Closet Full of Coke Description:

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468199242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468199246

Narrated by the teenage girl who lived it, Closet Full of Coke tells the true story of how a New York suburban fifteen-year-old girl’s savvy and wit helps turn the small-time drug business of Armando, a Colombian drug dealer, into a multi-million-dollar cocaine operation that puts them on the DEA’s Wanted List.

This intimate diary gives readers a fast-paced glimpse of the couple’s speedy rise to riches, and their inevitable descent.
These wannabe drug lords of the 1980s New York-to-Florida drug scene end their story only three years later with an untimely death, betrayal, and revenge.
Here is a true account of drug dealers whose obsession with money, power, sex, and glamour drives them to a lifestyle of deceit and recklessness, ending in tragedies that destroy lives forever.

My Impressions:

**Warning: Due to the extreme graphic nature of this book I recommend it for mature adults only.**

I was a little uneasy when I first requested this book.I was not sure what exactly to expect, but I was not disappointed.This is a memoir of horrors. As a human interest story it was a very sad and heart-wrenching book to read filled with abusive and neglectful parents, rebelling children, drugs, prostitution, sex, crime, runaways, child prostitution  and that is all with in the first few pages. I could see bad decision after bad decision being made and as a parent it made me just chunk the book against the wall. I wanted to grab her and shake some sense into both her, her parents and friends. Seeing how easily a young child can make such horrendous mistakes especially when there is not even one parent or friend that steps in to show them another way was well...words cannot describe.

Stories like this are always intriguing to people. It gives us a glimpse into a different life and that we find sadly entertaining,but not necessarily funny. This book disturbed me on many levels. Almost every chapter begins with a definition of a word relating to drug slang, to help the reader understand the story better.  I found myself really ticked off with Indra on numerous occasions, but what really got to me was how even after going to prison and being humiliated with the intake process, having to sit in her soiled panties filled with blood, when she was offered a way out of the life style of being a drug runner she made the conscious decision to continue with the life because her other job offer of digging in dirt was too degrading and humiliating for her. Made me want to throw her little but back into jail and be done with her and her ego. They say money is the root of all evil and in Indra's case it was true. The lure of what money could buy her meant more to her then the lives she was destroying.

I found it difficult at times to feel sorry for her, or even have pity on her.I believe we reap what we sow and there are consequences to every decision we make.Some are good and some are hellish,but they are a result of our choices. Indra could have made the decision to go to authorities when she was young and had her and her sister removed and placed into foster care or with relatives, instead she decided a life of drugs and immorality was the better decision to escape her horribly living conditions. With that came a high price.

What I found missing in this book that I would have liked to known more about is how the author is doing today.What struggles has she had to overcome as a consequence to this lifestyle she chose to live? I also would have like some pictures of the author from them to now. 


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About the Author:

You can visit Indra Sena’s website at Indra is currently working on her second memoir. It covers two years in her twenties, where she joined the Rainbow Family and traveled the US and abroad. Her latest book is the memoir, Closet Full of Coke.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from pump up your books in exchange for my honest opinion. The views expressed are my own. 

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