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February 20, 2014

BLOG TOUR- CLOSET FULL OF COKE by Indra Sena


**Warning: Due to the extreme graphic nature of this book I recommend it for mature adults only.**

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CLOSET FULL OF COKE:

 A DIARY OF A TEENAGE DRUG QUEEN

Closet Full of CokeBY

INDRA SENA

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FEB. 3-17

Title: Closet Full of Coke: A Diary of a Teenage Drug Queen
Author: Indra Sena
Publisher: Indra Sena
Pages: 294
                                                   Language: English
                                                 Genre: Memoir
                                                 Format: Paperback & eBook
                                                BIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS
 

OVERVIEW
(from PUYB)
Narrated by the teenage girl who lived it, Closet Full of Coke tells the true story of how a New York suburban fifteen-year-old girl’s savvy and wit helps turn the small-time drug business of Armando, a Colombian drug dealer, into a multi-million-dollar cocaine operation that puts them on the DEA’s Wanted List.
This intimate diary gives readers a fast-paced glimpse of the couple’s speedy rise to riches, and their inevitable descent.
These wannabe drug lords of the 1980s New York-to-Florida drug scene end their story only three years later with an untimely death, betrayal, and revenge.
Here is a true account of drug dealers whose obsession with money, power, sex, and glamour drives them to a lifestyle of deceit and recklessness, ending in tragedies that destroy lives forever.
 
 A FEW OF THE CHARACTERS
 and 65 others.

SETTINGS
FROM THE AUTHOR

I wanted the foolish girl I once was to tell her story without interruption. The result is a diary written like a novel. There is no reflection, analysis, or pontificating. There is a salacious story full of colorful characters and dialogue, told by the teenager who lived it.

Drug dealers have an interesting ethos unknown to outsiders. They live by elaborate rules and codes, and use intricate methodology to conduct business. They are far more organized than people imagine, and they see themselves as business people and entrepreneurs. Serious dealers who want success don’t use drugs and they deal to other dealers, not to users.

I compare my book to Film Noir. According to filmsite.org, “the primary moods of classic film noir” include “melancholy, alienation, disillusionment, disenchantment, moral corruption, evil, guilt, desperation and paranoia.”

These moods are prominent in my book.

Readers have called it “haunting,” “a car wreck you can’t look away from,” and “a roller coaster ride.” So, if you like the edge of your seat, hold on tight and listen to my story.

FREE * Read the first eight chapters for free on the Closet Full of Coke website
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDRA SENA
You can visit Indra Sena’s website at www.closetfullofcoke.com. Indra is currently working on her second memoir. It covers two years in her twenties, where she joined the Rainbow Family and traveled the US and abroad."I spent six years on my memoir: two writing it, two rewriting it, two rewriting it with editors. Although it garnered interest by agents and publishers all of them wanted me to "create an ending that sells." I wanted to write a true story so I self-published my book without a manufactured ending. It is about my life as a teenage criminal. It covers just four years in the early 80s. I learned a lot while creating my book so I made this blog to share my thoughts about writing and the memoir genre."
Her latest book is the memoir, Closet Full of Coke.

REVIEW
Only 15 and with the responsibility of taking care of herself and her 13 year old sister. The book is a memoir, a memoir of the horrors of drugs and the drug world. I found myself reading this book with a lot of emotions.   This is a true story with some caution added in.
I was taken on a crazy ride into the drug world. It was amazing to me that a 15 year old was savvy enough to end up at the top in the drug world. The author wrote each chapter as a diary or journey as such.  Each chapter has the actual date of the actual occurrence along with the author's age at the time.
She was  only a mere 16 when she was smarter than the DEA.
 A teenage drug queen who survived her past and became an amazing, kind and wise woman. She turned the bad of being a drug queen into a  positive person who distributes good instead of drugs.
I was so filled with so many emotions.  So sad that my heart hurt for the author. The world has so much evil in it, child abusers, drugs, prostitution, crime, human trafficking, along with children who are unloved by their family. What is really sad is that no one steps in and stops most of these things.  It's easy for a child to make a mistake, but there needs to be an adult to lead them in the right direction. Entertaining, yes but in a sad way.
Indra made what I thought was a huge mistake.
  Even after the humiliation of being sent to prison didn't change her mind about being a drug runner.  She was offered a way out but took the road to drugs instead.
 She felt digging dirt was underneath her. I felt maybe she needed a little more jail time. Something, anything to knock some sense into her.
Money from the drug world was more important to her than the lives she was destroying.  Money can be evil.  In Indra's case that's exactly what it was.  EVIL!  Everyone has to lie in the bed that they create. The decisions we make can cost dearly. As with Indra,  she had choices, she just made the wrong ones.
  She paid dearly for those decisions.
I was torn between feeling bad for Indra and yet she had a way out and chose not to take it. You have to want to change for change to happen.  You have to be willing to accept help in order to get help.  Indra was choosing neither.  I feel this book would possibly be a real enlightenment to a lot of readers.  Maybe a wake up call for some.  Even if it doesn't apply to you, the book is a very good read with a inside look at the drug world.    Get yourself a copy and go with Indra into her world of drugs.
I would give this book 4 NEEDLES
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I was given a copy of CLOSET FULL OF COKE by Indra Sena from Pump Up Your Book for my honest opinion.  No other compensation took place.

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1 comment:

Indra Sena said...

Four needles? I'm so confused… my book doesn't even have needles in it!

The quote you are looking for is, “love of money is the root of all evil.” Money in itself is benign and has no supernatural qualities like being evil.

Still, the quote has nothing to do with my book. I was not driven by love of money but I won't digress into the themes of my book since they were clearly overlooked.

I do think it would be better to review my book without spoilers about what happens after I go to jail. Also, you misunderstood if you think I was offered a way out and didn't take it, that's not what happened.

Not everyone lies in the bed that they create, plenty of people get off scot-free (for an example read my Afterword). And more jail time does not fix people who have been unparented, abandoned, and raised by criminals. Most people come out of jail a more advanced criminal, that's a well-known fact.

I do appreciate the kind words you said about who I am now, thank you.