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"I’ve read many memoirs from newer writers over the years. This story is among the best that I have seen, if not the best." -William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services
“This book brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. I couldn't put it down. It is beautifully written. I read it in a matter of hours. Chills ran through my body. Thank you Craig for having the courage to share your story.”
“A book of hope and faith, there are several parts in it that will likely bring you to tears if you’re like me, but the message is not one of sadness, it's about an amazing person that overcame some very rough times, a challenging childhood, personal struggles, heartbreak, and many other difficult life experiences. These experiences and struggles are all explained in such vivid detail that you’ll feel as though you were there, in the moment, going through these life experiences with him. Don’t start reading this book until you have some free time, I couldn’t put it down – twice!!”
This book is very easy to read. Craig's writing style is not only phenomenal in terms of readability, but is also, most importantly, so vivid as to crystallize perception, senses and emotion. I cannot recall reading anything that has more efficiently and effectively communicated the character of the senses and the intensity of emotion.
I have read some interesting, insightful and heartfelt books lately. This one, hands down, takes the proverbial cake. For me, it is "right on the money" as far as accuracy and intensity coupled with a writing style that effortlessly transported me, as closely as possible, into his experiences on a detailed level.
This book is, for anyone, an incredibly well written, vivid, easy to read and relentlessly honest work. I respect and admire Craig, both for his courage to endure life, to persist in its seemingly endless, putrid onslaughts of pain; and, of course, for his ultimate "triumph," if you will, in having such a greatly enhanced appreciation for life. Excellent book. Amazing read. Very difficult to put down once started. Ultimately impressed not just with the work, but with Craig's sincerity, effectiveness and honesty in communicating things that not many people have the talent or desire to describe in such expository, raw depth.
Speaking and Presenting Testimonials
"I was honored to have the opportunity to hear Craig speak at the MA Department of Public Health 12th Annual Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference. His journey is amazing and inspirational. His is a powerful presentation delivered in a humble and incredibly genuine manner. He is sensitive to his audience and has made the effort to have his words reflect that sensitivity. My work in the suicide prevention program is to organize all conferences and trainings. Over ten years I have seen many excellent presentations. What is unique about Craig is that his story and the incredible way he tells it speaks to everyone in the room. He has humble lessons for survivors, for attempt survivors, for clinicians and for those with mental illness.
If you have the opportunity to hear Craig speak or to have him as a speaker, please don’t waste the chance. To miss this amazing man would be a shame."
Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator
MA Department of Public Health
Boston, MA 02108
"I had the good fortune to hear Craig speak a few months ago – a humble, gentle man who has so much to share, and the world is a better place for it." - Michael Skinner www.survivingspirit.com
"Craig Miller will leave you nothing less than speechless. He brings awareness to suicide, such a prevalent issue in today’s society. He is extremely real and transparent about his childhood and experiences leading up to his attempted suicide. But, in doing so, he reveals the honest emotions that come with the struggles that he faced and his ability to heal through the hurt following his survival. Whether you have been personally impacted by suicide or not, Craig will touch each and everyone’s hearts in the audience. He is very accommodating to time, willing to work with anyone who is putting on an event in order to get the message out to the particular community who is receiving it. He is an extremely powerful speaker whose personal story will not only move you in your seats to become more aware, but makes everyone think about the way that they treat others in general. His positivity and strength not only touches upon the incredible resilience Craig withholds, but also the inspiration he has already become to the hundreds who are lucky enough to hear his story. He makes a difference not only with his words, but his dedication to the cause at hand – saving lives."
-Bridgewater State University
-"His self-belief is infectious."
-"A true inspiration."
-"Honest, articulate, and engaging"
-"So positive and so moving!"
-"Very powerful, meaningful, and real"
-"Amazing! What an inspirational speaker!"
-"Pure, heartfelt, and incredibly eloquent."