I love drugs. I love getting drunk. Better still, both at the same time. It helps me to forget, faster. I am an addict and I always will be. But when I drink, I sniff cocaine, and when I do that, well, I swap my snatch for cash. In this frank and forthright memoir, reformed addict Clare Gee documents her struggle with cocaine addiction, alcoholism and prostitution. Emotionally scarred by having never known her mother and by the problems she experienced growing up alone with her middle-aged father, Gee escapes to London and immerses herself in the seedy world of drugs, drink and sex, chasing happiness in the pubs and clubs, and snorting cocaine in private members' bars with her rich punters. Finding herself in a cycle of prostitution and unable to break free, Gee turns to drug smuggling and then becomes embroiled in a bigamous marriage in an attempt to secure some emotional stability. From this dark emotional pit, Gee starts her painful journey back to wellness and attempts to rid herself of her addictions for good. Hooked is a graphic account of how life as a prostitute really is and what can happen when we search for happiness outside of ourselves. It is a poigna
Clare Gee was born in Africa in 1977 and was sent to live in North Yorkshire with her English father when she was five. Aged 16, she moved to London, where she descended into a life of drink, drugs and prostitution. After a period of rehabilitation in 2003, she rebuilt her life in London.