Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BOOK TOUR, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - The Fifth Vital by Mike Majlak with Riley J Ford

The Fifth Vital 
by Mike Majlak and Riley J. Ford 
Genre: Nonfiction 


Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him--the last flicker of hope--began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive.

Somehow, he did...



Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim.

My Rating - 5 Stars!

The Fifth Vital is an amazing memoir by Mike Majlak. He recounts his troubled past with a detailed first person account. 

This is a raw, realistic, and honest break down of easy way in which trying his first joint leads him to eventually selling drugs, and his absolutely painful dependence of oxy. He vividly recalls his increased dependence on drugs, as the withdrawal problems increasing over time. 

His life is full of lying, sneaking around, selling drugs, family problems, police problems, and a whole hell of a lot of danger. 

It is always easy to judge those who find their way living this path. In reading this first hand account, I find myself understanding the situation better. 

The Fifth Vital is an exceptional memoir. All told in Mike's first person point of view, the reader is able to understand everything that Mike experienced. The writing is excellent, all clearly taking the reader along on Mike's reckless, hardened, and dangerous life. 

Overall, The Fifth Vital is perfect for anyone who wants to experience addiction from an addict's point of view. And if it could find it's way into the hearts of those struggling through addiction, it would be a very inspirational story. It is sad, heart-breaking, tragic, inspiring, and poignant in it's humanizing of addiction. 

(Please note that I have never heard of Mike Majlak before reading this book. I am familiar with Logan Paul and the horrific mistakes he made. I am intrigued by the fact that Mike had anything to do with helping Logan recover from his mistakes.)

About Mike Majlak 

Mike Majlak currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is the co-host of Impaulsive and the host of The Night Shift. He has millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram. 

About Riley J. Ford 

Riley J. Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author and UCLA graduate represented by Creative Artists Agency. She writes under multiple pen names and has sold more than one million copies of her novels worldwide. One of her books has been adapted into an upcoming movie for Netflix. 


$100 Amazon Gift Card 

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