This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Heart Medicine by E. Bast is a powerful memoir that explores love, addiction, and healing. The heart of the message of this book is captured in the sub-title: A True Love Story - One Couple's Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction. Getting clean from an addiction is one of the huge challenges that millions of people are facing across the world. The greatest fear of a “user” is to relapse. This has been the worst nightmare of Chor Boogie, a man who has been clean for over a decade before meeting his wife. This lyrical, brutally honest, and raw narrative takes readers on an odyssey of healing from addiction, a journey to the miracle of the iboga plant. Can one get completely clean from addiction? Yes. Chor Boogie and E. Bast find the answer in the African indigenous plant called the iboga.
E. Bast’s story is a powerful message of hope for everyone who feels trapped in their addictions, suffering from one relapse to another, a book that documents the perils of drug addiction and the secrets to lasting healing. Heart Medicine is well-written; the prose is crisp and polished, and it rings through with vivid imagery and lyricism. Apart from being an inspiring story, it has great potential to entertain readers. The naturally woven dialogues make the story come alive and allow the reader to understand the depth of the psychological conflict and the challenges the characters face. Readers will find the ultimate cure for addiction in this book, but they will also discover the mysterious power of love. I enjoyed every bit of this story — the beautiful prose, the sheer honesty of the narrator, the logical sequence of events, and the transformation that comes along as a result of love. This book is the best I have ever read about love and addictions. It’s magical.