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Little Victories: A Tale Of Divorce, Debauchery and Finding Happiness by [Akin, Chris]
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LITTLE VICTORIES: A TALE OF DIVORCE, DEBAUCHERY AND FINDING HAPPINESS is the story of a shock jock’s emotional struggles. It’s a real world, raw emotional look at a year that saw not only a shattering divorce, but a rebirth of a person who had spent his whole life raging against everyone, everything and who purposely pushed every button to come off as the most powerful person in any room. It profiles the victories as well as the defeats; some of which are so sickening in emotional scope that they leave you questioning how his friends ever stuck around to see him through the tough times.

“Feel like you're gonna die / But you don’t / You think that the world will stop / But it won’t / And it’s the darndest thing I know / The sun comes up / It’s another day / And your heart still beats / And you’ll say, “Hey, I’m still breathing” / Take it from me / These little victories / Are all a heart needs”
–Blue Sky Riders, “Little Victories”

These words above are far more than simple song lyrics to author Chris Akin. They stand as the lyrical map to a time in his life when he needed every positive bit of motivation to make it from minute to minute, day to day and onward to a new way of living.

People that know Chris Akin publicly are aware of him for being a no-nonsense type of person who seemingly has no sense of personal feelings other than anger and rage. As a respected hard rock and heavy metal critic in both print and online mediums, Chris has long been known for crucifying bands and releases for doing anything which he feels is substandard. On radio, Chris Akin has seemingly no remorse for anything he says or does. His willingness to attack has become not only notorious, but the signature element of his public life which has seen him gain great attention over the last 15 years.

Like anyone else though, there’s a personal side to Chris Akin – one that has rarely been exhibited publicly, and one that will almost certainly surprise people that have followed his career in the public forum.

LITTLE VICTORIES: A TALE OF DIVORCE, DEBAUCHERY AND FINDING HAPPINESS is a real time outline of a time in this seemingly invincible person’s life where all the bluster of his public persona is stripped away in the wake of the traumatic events that took over his life. Starting with his divorce from his wife of 23 years and combined with the death of his father who he had just rekindled a relationship with after a 12 year feud, LITTLE VICTORIES outlines the day to day struggles of an emotional transformation.

In LITTLE VICTORIES, Chris Akin says:

"A decision has been made. Georgetta has decided to divorce Chris Akin. You know what? I’ve decided to divorce Chris Akin too. I’ve decided that while the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, the road to Heaven is paved with struggle, hard work and commitment. As far as I’m concerned, the old Chris Akin has been packed away with the stuff Georgetta is taking with her out of my life. It’s my hope it never gets unpacked."

Outlining in startling detail the pain of divorce, the emotional wreckage of losing both a spouse and a father, showcasing how sinking into alcohol further complicated things, and finally detailing a startling emotional change that found Chris Akin happy for seemingly the first time in his life, LITTLE VICTORIES: A TALE OF DIVORCE, DEBAUCHERY AND FINDING HAPPINESS is a surprisingly honest statement of how low emotions can take someone, and how the choice to fight back can lead to a much better future if you’re willing to do the work.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Publisher: RichWithHatred Publishing, LTD (25 December 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HHWXYNO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #955,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raw, reflective, and real 6 January 2014
By Kim Kiefer - Published on Amazon.com
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As someone who has also experienced divorce and catastrophic family feuds, I related immediately. Chris has a way of putting you in the moment without being overly wordy or dramatic. There were several chapters where I found myself replying out loud to situations and shedding tears from a place of true empathy and compassion. I am very proud to say that I am one of the CLASSIC METAL SHOW masses and reading this took me back to some of those "brutal" shows he discusses in the book. It makes me sad to think that we were laughing while he was in so much pain, but that's the dedication and professionalism that he never fails to demonstrate. This is such an engrossing and easy read, I made it from page 50 to the end in a single 4-hour session, I just couldn't put it down. So proud of you Chris, you tapped into a level of courage, openness, and self-assessment that most of us would never dare to try. I wish you nothing but happiness and success!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great dark book of divorce and change. I love it. 26 December 2013
By Brian Waymire - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is incredibly well written. You will not want to put it down. The story grips you and is very in depth. The fact that it is written by a radio host also makes it more interesting...at least to me. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars What a roller coaster. 10 January 2014
By Barry Gilpin - Published on Amazon.com
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Chris Akin isn't your typical author. If you are a book snob, don't buy this. If you want to be moved to laughter and tears by one of the best storytellers around, then buy this thing. Hail and kill.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and REAL 27 December 2013
By Bootsy Bass - Published on Amazon.com
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Dec 26 2013

By Shell Beckwith (Bootsy)

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(This is my review from Amazon.ca)

WOW....Where to begin? Firstly, I started this book early this morning...and have just finished it. I NEVER read a whole book in one sitting, but "Little Victories" was an intense emotional experience, for me...the reader, and I could not put it down. The book is smoothly written and flows extremely well. It is not an "easy" read as the intense realities described within are very, very strong and sometimes uncomfortable.
I am sure most adult readers of this book can relate in some way to Mr Akins tale. Whether its love, love lost, family alienation, finding oneself, depression,addictions whatever...we all have experienced some part of those human experiences. But I have to give cudos to Mr Akin for having the guts to tell his story...warts and all. He could easily have made himself out to be the dragon slaying hero...but thats not the way he is. Chris Akin comes across as a ruthlessly honest individual who through friends and luck found his way through his seemingly shattered life to start to achieve the sanity and peace that he wants...but on his terms.
He succeeds in this telling of his story. The emotions and experiences he leads us through are very real and ultimately believable. Its an honest story told with clarity and understanding. This book could probably be considered a self-help type of book, but to me its way more than that. Its a story of one mans life...and all the other lives (friends-family) entangled within it that help to make his life worthwhile and strong......and ultimately everyones life is enriched.
A great book Mr Akins...I look forward to more from you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! 27 January 2014
By Bob N. - Published on Amazon.com
This book may come to many as a surprise, especially for those who know Chris Akin only as the abrupt and controversial heavy metal shock jock on The Classic Metal Show (TheClassicMetalShow.com). In his first book writing Mr. Akin gives the readers a surprisingly honest yet stern look into his unfeigned yet barbaric life-style. Whether you love Chris Akin or despise the man, there's no denying that this man has has fought many challenging battles and you gotta respect the man for writing a such an upstanding book that truly delves into the mindset of the badass bully known Chris Akin. Not only will this book enlighten you about the REAL Chris Akin, but it may very well enlighten you about real life and true happiness.

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