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Marti MacGibbon

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Lawrence, KS, The United States


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Despite a scheduled appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, emerging standup comic Marti MacGibbon became entangled in the San Francisco drug scene and descended into the underworld. She was trafficked from San Francisco to Tokyo and sold to Japanese organized crime figures, but survived against long odds and escaped with the help of a Hong Kong smuggler. After returning to the U.S., Marti realized she had to survive the surviving. Like all addicts, she tried using dope and alcohol to cope, and her addiction spiraled out of control. She was under-the-bridge homeless for a year or so, but during that time she met her true love. After years of addiction -- and some hilarious misadventures, she recovered, learning to give, and to re ...more

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We've recently crossed the threshold of a new year, and many people are looking forward toward new opportunities, challenges and thresholds of achievement. Now is the time to look back, learn, and whenever possible, laugh. As human beings, we live in a body that is constantly changing, in a universe that is ever-expanding, exploding, destroying and creating. Life is not a constant, it can be chaot Read more of this blog post »
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Fierce, Funny, and Female by Marti MacGibbon
"This book dives into the gritty world of Texas oil fields, growing up in the 70's and free love & drugs, and one woman's perseverance to survive it all, if not for herself, then for her daughter.

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Marti is 50% done with Cleopatra: This book is an amazing work. I love history, and have always been fascinated by Cleopatra. Now Stacy Schiff's book sheds light on the real Cleopatra. I love this book.
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Never Give in to Fear by Marti MacGibbon
"Marti MacGibbon's memoir is a very compelling account of her descent into despair and drug addiction. It is an insightful look at how an addict is sucked into the cycle of dependency and how difficult it is to overcome the hold that that drugs can ma" Read more of this review »
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I loved reading this book. It's hilarious. Author Ben Thompson,a scholar of history, gives profiles of true badasses throughout the ages. I love history, and I love the attitude in this book. Too bad it can't be required reading for high schools.
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