Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Fifth Vital by Mike Majlak and Riley J. Ford - Book Tour + Giveaway

The Fifth Vital 
by Mike Majlak and Riley J. Ford 
Genre: Nonfiction 


Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him--the last flicker of hope--began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive.

Somehow, he did...



Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim.

Most importantly, to those of you who have found yourselves caught up in the endless struggle of addiction, mental illness, pain, chaos, and despair:
I am you and you are me.
Our stories, while surely dramatically different, share very similar truths—that tremendous pressure you feel on your heart and in the pit of your stomach, the heaviness that chokes the air from your lungs, and the anxiety that ravages your mind to madness. I have felt that same terrible pain. You are not alone. You never will be. Revel in knowing there is someone who feels just like you.
If you have people who support you, take advantage of your extreme blessing. Lean on them. They will be the ones who carry you on days you cannot carry yourself. And on days you find yourself alone, burdened, unable to run or walk, beaten down and ready to give up…crawl. As impossible as it may seem, pull yourself through the mud. Scrape for every single fucking inch until one day you find yourself able to walk again. Against the strongest of tides, keep moving forward. Never stop. Never be pushed under.
However dark things are, and however dark things get, I urge you to find your light. Find that one glimmering remainder of hope that continues to push you forward.

About Mike Majlak 

Mike Majlak currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is the co-host of Impaulsive and the host of The Night Shift. He has millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram. 

About Riley J. Ford 

Riley J. Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author and UCLA graduate represented by Creative Artists Agency. She writes under multiple pen names and has sold more than one million copies of her novels worldwide. One of her books has been adapted into an upcoming movie for Netflix. 

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