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‘Took my breath away’ | Three Desperate Weeks, by Kevin Barnett

Breathtaking read.

This book is easy to read because Kevin writes so well but it certainly isn’t an easy read. Some of his vivid descriptions of the devastating consequences of his illnesses are particularly memorable and took my breath away at times. He also shows remarkable insight into his condition especially in his analysis of his mental state whilst in hospital. He is as puzzled, as surely we must all be, that at the height of his confusion, he is able to recall his bizarre hallucinations with such clarity.

Both Kevin and Jan are to be admired for their willingness to share their painful story so openly and honestly. Thank goodness he lived to tell the tale and he deserves the greatest respect for turning these harrowing experiences into a positive legacy through his writing.

Gwenda Lewis, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.

This book is superbly written and is a very honest account of one man’s battle with depression and alcoholism over many years. I have great admiration for the author’s frankness in revealing his day to day battles. He survived against all the odds and continues to battle forward. Both the author and his wife have shown tremendous strength in coping with their difficulties, one living as an alcoholic and the other living with an alcoholic.

I would definitely recommend this book which is an easy read. It is also written with humour.

I’m looking forward to reading the next Edition.

sian, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.

A brave and scary account of addiction and it’s life threatening consequences. A raw and frightening depiction, the love and support of Jan, friends and family shines through. Kev lives to tell the tale, many don’t.

Lesley J, 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk.

Three Desperate Weeks: My fight for a life without alcohol examines the destructive and life-threatening effects of the relationship between alcohol and depression on an individual and those around him. It recounts a true story, leading up to, including, and following, a medical emergency in 2015 that almost cost Kevin his life.

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