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Dreamseller
By Brandon Novak Citadel Press, 2008 Nonfiction, Memoir

He was a boy wonder on a skateboard, one of an elite team of sponsored skateboard pros who traveled the country putting on exhibitions, the envy of kids everywhere. But Brandon Novak, who was now working as a protégé of superstar skateboarder Tony Hawk, was harboring a deep and dangerous secret - even as a teen, he was a full-blown heroin addict. From the pinnacle of skateboarding achievement, Novak went from a millionaire to a down-andout junkie living in a deserted garage. He pimped out his girlfriend, stole from his friends and family, and finally resorted to prostituting himself to get the drugs he needed. Novak probably would have died a junkie's death if it wasn't for his best friend, Bam Margera, the outrageous TV. personality and producer who moved Novak into his home, babysat him through withdrawals, put him in his movies and videos, and helped Novak get back on the track to real life. Raw and sometimes painful to read, Dreamseller is Novak's first-hand account of his descent into hell, and his fight to get back his sobriety, his dignity and his dreams. Why You Should Read This Book: Dreamseller is one of the most realistic and revealing books about the life-anddeath struggle drug addicts face. Underneath its tales of tawdry drug use and abuse, Dreamseller is ultimately a tale of friendship, and how the compassion