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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
What would make a normal, rational person throw away everything and everyone he holds dear? Meth VS Death: "No Way Out" by Stormy Rainey explores the true story of one man’s relationship with drugs. From the age of three when his brother dies in a car accident, to his first incarceration and beyond, this life story is gritty, brutally honest and sometimes uncomfortable to read. Discover the events that led a young boy to leave a promising future in Football College for a prison cell. Stormy is walking a dangerous path, but he doesn’t care, he will willingly risk losing the respect of family and friends to supply and take drugs. How does the mind of an addict rationalize their behaviour; what makes them sacrifice everything and care for nothing, including their mortality? This book will enlighten, educate and sometimes shock you, but the sad reality is this is a true story, not fiction.
The author has created an explosive opening to this book, from his jail cell, and this gripped my attention immediately. This is not a sensationalized story of his life, and Stormy has made no excuses for his behaviour or beliefs. He is brutal with the facts, and how he acted and treated people around him. I learned a great deal about the mindset of the drug taker and supplier. It triggered many emotions reading this account. He has managed to describe events so clearly that you can visualize them and the characters involved. When his brother, Brandon, left a promising football career to follow him, it was truly heartbreaking, as was the battle his mother fought to keep her family on the right side of the law. This is a crucial read for anyone dealing with addiction in the family.