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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.

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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!

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