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Chancers - Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir

Susan Stellin

In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • LitHub Best Book of the Month When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding. From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years. Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address. Praise for Chancers "Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries sometimes akin to fighters in the ring, tell the story of their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster life o

In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • LitHub Best Book of the Month When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding. From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years. Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address. Praise for Chancers "Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries sometimes akin to fighters in the ring, tell the story of their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster life o
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In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • LitHub Best Book of the Month When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding. From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years. Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address. Praise for Chancers "Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries sometimes akin to fighters in the ring, tell the story of their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster life o

Language:

English

Narrators:

Graham MacIndoe

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

16:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:09


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:52


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:32