About Confronting Demons
Harry Shaw is a man charging headlong down the path to his own destruction. From passing out with a bag of drugs money in the wrong hotel room, to assaulting a dangerous convict with a bucket of boiling water and a blade, Harry tells it like it was...
Confronting Demons is the frank tale of just how low a man can sink. A tough, drug-obsessed criminal who will do almost anything to get what he needs. Harry Shaw cannot help but put a humorous and frequently moving spin on this otherwise raw, no-holds-barred story of life lived horribly wrong.
This is the story of Harry and a bunch of individuals he meets on the RAPT rehabilitation wing at HMP Pentonville after spending many years away. The men he meets have each descended into their own hell of drugs and self loathing, but under the intense conditions of counselling and group therapy, they share with one another the uplifting experience of their redemption. The bonds Harry makes with these men remain long after his own extraordinary triumph over his inner demons.
"Written with incisive wit and sensitivity, this is the remarkable story of a man addicted to class A drugs, the people he met in prison and the uplifting experiences of their recovery - a most gripping and entertaining read."
Howard Marks (Mr Nice)
"There are many fights a man can have in life and this young man won the hardest one of them all. Well done great book."
"Harry Shaw, was and still is a well-known face, in and out of the prison system. He was known as a good little earner and could hold his hands up. He didn't mind a roll about on the floor if he had to.
Bit of a jack the lad but everybody loved him.
That was before he got on the shit. This book will explain better than I can, the battle he had with it,
the opportunities, friends and relationships he lost whilst on it.
And the epic battle, which he finally won, which has gained him the respect that he now gets from everybody.
I for one salute you Mr Shaw."
Dave Courtney OBE.
"Confronting Demons, by Harry Shaw is one of the funniest and heart wrenching books I've read in a long time.
It should be used as a testimony for all the people who find themselves in the same situation.
A true success story for the Rapt organisation.
Well worth a read."
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