The Hurt Artist

The Hurt Artist With Troubles Beginning As Early As Childhood, The Trajectory Of Shane Niemeyer S Life Seemed To Have Only One Direction Down His Struggles With Heroin Addiction Led Him To Jail, And He Eventually Hit Rock Bottom Soon, His Two Pack A Day Cigarette Habit Was The Healthiest Thing He Did One Dark Night In Jail, His Suicide Attempt Failed What Happened Next Transcends The Term Recovery The Hurt Artist Is The Searing Yet Luminous Travelogue Of Shane S Powerful Journey From Suicidal Addict To Ironman He Vividly Depicts The Landscape Of Pain In Which He S Lived His Life Emotional And Physical Pain Inflicted Upon Him And That He Inflicts Upon Himself, Pain That Pulls Him Down, And, In Detailing His Training, The Pain He Harnesses To Lift Himself Up Ultimately, Shane S Story Is One Of Redemption And Triumph, A Lesson In The Value Of Second Chances And A Clear Reminder That Nobody, Regardless Of How Seemingly Desperate Their Circumstances, Is Beyond The Reach Of Salvation.From Inmate 71768 To Ironman Triathlon World Championship Competitor 1419, Shane Paints A Stirring Self Portrait In This Hilarious, Horrifying, And Hopeful Account That Is Sure To Hook Readers Of Edgy Sports Biographies. My favorite passage from the book Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don t ever want to be again Everything we do is part of who we are How we choose to use those memories, to motivate or to submit is entirely up to us Shane Niemeyer Raw, beautiful, and inspirational It seems every moment of every day we have a choice to honor our highest selves, to live the life we wish to cre
This is the most amazing story I have ever read and the book is so exceptionally written As you read it you experience a variety of emotions as you can almost feel the pain and disappointment and hurt that Shane felt at various times throughout his life As it goes on you also feel joy and elation and amazement at the transformation that occurs This is such an uplifting, inspiring story of a drug
Great inspirational read. Some days it feels like it s a struggle to get to the finish line But once you do, the collective energy of others can help sweep you along Just when you think you re out , someone will come along and say just the right thing to get you going again You just need to keep looking ahe
Some junkies OD or rot in jail, some find Jesus while others swim, bike and run While I didn t care for the author throughout, any book that might provide hope or inspiration for someone struggling with addiction has a place on a public library shelf. As laid out in the title, this is Shane Niemeyer s story of how he went from suicidal heroin addict to an Ironman and motivational speaker.I was dubious, As a rule I don t read books about addicts or written by motivational speakers but for reasons beyond my ken I downloaded this title.At first I thought, well if nothing else every prison in the country would love to distribute this book because Shane presents a model prison story After trying to commit suicide he wound up in prison a
I just finished reading The Hurt Artist, and I can t stop thinking about it Every day a new passage pops into my mind, and I start thinking about it all over again I bought the book because I have a very good friend who is trying to help her adult son deal with his addiction to heroin She lost her first son to a drug overdose 3 years ago, and now her second son is at very high risk She was devastated when her first son died, and has been trying everything to save her second son from the same I just finished reading The Hurt Artist, and I can t stop thinking about it Every day a new passage pops into my mind, and I start thinking about it all over again I bought the book because I have a very good friend who is trying to help her adult son d
Great story of how this guy turned his life around by using his intense focus on triathlon training instead of being high. I don t know if it makes a difference, but I read the hardback version of this book It s a shame that such an important story didn t benefit from better editing It felt like I was reading a first or second draft instead of a mature book My approach to the technicalities of writing is not to sweat the small stuff, especially when it adds character, but when errors are so frequent and severe that they obscure meaning and make a reader decipher sentences, it s too much I kept feeling like I
Moves at a good pace Interesting to see how the same characteristics and energy that make you a raging junkie can also make you a raging triathlete, and to watch how that transition takes place We all love a story about the struggle to shed your demons This is a very good one. This was a good book The author has a fascinating life story that confirms what I concluded when I decided not to continue on the rowing team my senior year in college being a competitive athlete at the collegiate and professional levels takes being clinically obsessive and having addictive tendencies This man was a drug addict who did everything full force At one point, he put all of the energy he was spending on being an extreme drug addict into being an extreme workout addict He says the This was a good book The author has a fascinating life story that confirms what I concluded when I decided not to continue on the rowing team my senior year in col

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  • ebook
  • 272 pages
  • The Hurt Artist
  • Shane Niemeyer
  • 16 August 2017
  • 125002109X