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Christopher Kavanagh to do Reddit AMA TODAY

Christopher Kavanagh is doing a Reddit AMA right now!

This AMA is being done AFTER the book was published. So readers can ask questions about stories from book.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/48xd5t/i_am_an_irish_excon_from_bogotas_la_modelo_prison/

We are currently waiting for moderators to approve the thread. When they do we’ll post the link.

To see the first AMA visit:

http://redd.it/2cicp4

We marked the price down to just $0.99 during the Reddit. Plus, we enrolled it in the Kindle Lending program for Prime members.

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Richard McColl Interview with Christopher Kavanagh

Richard McColl of Colombia Calling radio show interviewed Christopher Kavanagh for an article appearing on Marx Rand. See McColl’s entire article here:

www.marxrand.com/archives/363

Given McColl is not a close friend of Christopher, he brings a fresh perspective not seen in the book, as well as a more colorful description of Bogota.

Here is an excerpt:

Logically, it is hard to fathom Christopher Kavanagh in Colombia’s chaotic capital city of Bogota. Kavanagh is without doubt an oddity who, over time, has become a personality in the capital city of the world’s largest cocaine exporting nation. He has been here for so long that he outdates all of us in the expatriate community…

Kavanagh fits in perfectly here. It is said that Colombia is a country stuck in the 1980’s. Perhaps nowhere more so is that true than around Lourdes Park, where the eclectic mix of these dual chic-shabby crowds blends a horrendous display of neon, glam and head-shaven vagabonds.

There are other indications, too, that this is somewhere closeted in a past era. For instance, in 1986, the same year that Kavanagh was sentenced to prison for playing a drug mule, Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red spent six weeks at Number 1 in the singles chart in Ireland. Here around Lourdes you enter a hair salon and hear that same track every time. Far form being a hyper-modernizing emerging market as the western press so often likes to claim about South America’s metropolis now, in Colombia it’s as if someone hit pause on Kavanagh’s life the day he got banged up. So upon being released, this was a natural enclave into which to reengage with the real world. The overriding impression is one of a technologically modern urbanization set inside somewhere out of a quarter of a century ago…

And so it is for The Mick: he is a feature in an area where features no longer matter, near to this park where the homeless squat to defecate in broad daylight beneath the trees in plain sight of passing traffic and where the occupants of the police cubicle on the corner look the other way as pickpockets and dealers seek out their next victims.

See the entire article here:

www.marxrand.com/archives/363

Book Review: “Amazing read!”

Thomas Burke says:

Amazing read! It’s like “Basketball Diaries” meets “English Teacher X”.

Chris “the Mick” Kavanagh went off the rails like few men have ever done, and somehow lived to tell about it.

The book starts with Chris’s ascent as a minor player in Dublin’s drug scene, to his arrest in Colombia for drug smuggling. After spending several years in a Colombian prison, Chris finds himself exiled without a passport in Colombia where he still teaches English today.

Along the way Chris introduces us to large cast of local Colombians, from tramps to major players in the booming 90s drug scene. Chris is brutally honest about some of his low-points, which include attempted murder, rape, and theft.

See all reviews for Mad Outta Me Head.

Book Review: “Absolutely outrageous!”

Moonman24 says:

I had read a few excerpts of this biography but none of it prepared me for what is within the pages. The life of the Mick is one that needed to be told and gives an amazing account of 70’s – 80’s Irish underworld culture before diving deep into the crime-riddled Colombian lifestyles of the 80’s – 90’s. Really, truly fascinating.

Well written and thoroughly fact checked with excerpts from newspapers to back up the Mick’s claims. It’s a wonder the guy is still alive.

Highly recommended!

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Book Review: “Loved this book, could not put down.”

This review comes from fellow author, Samuel Solomon:

I am familiar with this author, yet even still these stories left me with my jaw dropped. Seriously, it defies description, which points to the author’s skills, bringing this amazing story together. I know the content to be legit and the style and sequence are strong. There were also a lot of great links for reference. I will just wrap up by saying that I could not put this book down and finished it in one day, which has not happened to me in years. I was thrilled, as I indulged into a story and a life I would not dare to lead myself.

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Book Review: “I Couldn’t Stop Reading…”

The first book review for Mad Outta Me Head comes from a personal friend of mine, James Leonard:

This book follows the life of an Irishman named Christopher, which can only be described as “unbelievable”. Christopher endures hardship after hardship – much owed to his own choices – in this captivating story of what life is really like living in the crime and drug-ridden underbelly of South America. I read this book in three sittings because it was so hard to put down. This is not my typical genre of literature, yet I’m glad I didn’t allow that to keep me from giving it a read. Highly recommended!

See all book reviews for Mad Outta Me Head.