For more than five years, Kim was a meth addict living in denial. As a home owner, small business owner, bail-bondsman, and loving mother of a child with special needs, Kim thought she had everything under control until her arrest in 2006 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. But even the threat of prison wasn’t enough to stop her from using. Finally, with no options left, she began the long, slow road of recovery. Meth addiction is the most difficult of all drugs to treat and the statistics are grim, but Kim’s story, ultimately uplifting and relentlessly human, will give hope that there is a way out, and a way home.
What the Reviewers Are Saying
“Kim’s powerful writing style is honestly raw, riveting and infused with hope. A must read!” –Dorraine Darden
“CRYSTAL CLEAN: A mother’s struggle with meth addiction and recovery is an honest and transparent look at the world of meth addiction and recovery. As a reader, I was swallowed up into this world of addiction, pain, anger, and fear.” –Donna
“Crystal Clean” has this impact on a reader. It is gut-wrenching, soul-baring intensity from beginning to end.” –pls
About the Author
Kim was born and raised in Boise, Idaho where she still lives with her son, Andy. Born with Down syndrome and some serious medical issues, Andy, now 21, has always been a fighter. Known to people close to him as, “Andy-Bug,” Kim calls him a, “perfect person and the best human,” she’s ever known.
In 2011, while finishing her memoir, Kim started her own business called Kimbo’s Cookies where she makes custom designed sugar cookies. (You can find her work on her Kimbo’s Cookies Face Book page or web site.) Kim’s business will be featured in the Dec. 2012 issue of Women’s Day magazine.