"Marching Powder" by Rusty Young is certainly a better, more uplifting tale, of life in prison for a trafficker. --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You "In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we've all made some of those. It's not enough to personally not do damage. Of all the drug smuggling, banged - up - abroad type books I've read (and there's been a lot) this is one of the best. Quite a depressing book to be honest. The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. If this doesn't put people off that kind of life, nothing will. This an extremely hard-hitting book, with very graphic and disturbing stories from the author. While telling the reader of their experiences it is distressing to read about the graphic details of many other young travellers from all over Europe who disappear in to this hell hole, some never to be seen again. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage. To see what your friends thought of this book, Sadists and spoiled brats, those interested in 3rd world prison systems. This tale of filthy conditions and uncaring guards all mixed up in a foreign land allow for a horrific page turner. A quick read but not near as good as I expected it to be according to the ratings. The mind boggles how these things are allowed to happen. Part of the damage of this era is his debasement and his purposeful divisions. I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself, in its totality, makes you safe.”, “Unconditional love is like a contry of two with no laws and no government. Not only will a carbon fee reduce carbon emissions, it will force big polluters to pay for the damage their pollution does to public health and the environment, generating billions in new revenue for the American people. I'm a hypochondriac. I finished it in about two page-turning hours and thought it was a phenominal insight into the world of westerners involved with drugs in Asia. This was it and it reignited a passion in me for reading.. Couldn't put it down, cover to cover in 8 hrs.. One of the greatest books I have read. Mind blowing! “I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself in its totality makes you safe.” ― Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin tags: damage Hadn't read a book in an age (criminal I know) but was on Samui and felt under the weather so decided to take a night off and bought a book I thought looked interesting.. View the list By the end of World War II, we were the most powerful and least damaged of the great nations. I want to highlight that Italy, every year, sends 6 billion euros in cash to Brussels. The Damage Done takes you behind the bars of a Bangkok prison. Be the first to ask a question about The Damage Done. There is a direct correlation between gardening and mental health, not just to maintain good mental health but to repair it as well - that's anything in the gamut from depression to serious brain damage, schizophrenia or autism. One star for some of the elements of Thai culture that I found interesting. As for the rest....granted, I've been a corrections officer for a while now, so I'm probably just biased, but I just didn't feel sorry for him. Ironically he becomes an addict himself during his time behind bars. and will be do.uble chequing me case . I am horrified and disgusted by the acts and atrocities committed, and am grateful to the author for coming forward with his experiences so that the world may learn of the horrors within some prison systems. We've become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy. The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced. 4000 Days is a good story but it is told in past tense instead of story form. For so long, black conservatives have not been able to have a voice; people who have bi-racial children, people in bi-racial relationships, it has been so black and white. I think that's been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards to the American political system that I've ever seen in my life. He described about how the prison was like and how the prisoners were treated in the prison. We also had most of the money. I suppose I didn't want you to think I was damaged or something. I read this in one sitting and could not stop. I cannot give these 6 billion euros to Brussels and then let them damage us on the fronts of agriculture, migration, fishing, commerce and finance. Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers. If you want to oppose Trump, the first thing you should do is say, 'I'm not going to do one thing that makes it worse.' The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair. Welcome back. He was sent to Bang Kwang Prison and he had to spend 12 years in prison. Welcome back. It can prevent DNA damage and metastatic cancer spread; activate defences against pathogens and pollutants; help to prevent lymphoma; boost the enzymes that detox your liver; target breast cancer stem cells; and reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. I have no love for those who consider themselves 'good people' but stand idly by as the world crumbles around them. Australian Warren Fellows becomes a willing drugs courier at the age of 21 and is finally caught in Thailand with 24 bags of heroin, spending 12 years in a Bangkok prison. Books about being in prison in a foreign country, Mariah Carey Is Telling Her Own Story (and Recommending Books). I was on my way to Thailand, and wanted something to scare me off doing something stupid and ending up in prison, I had heard about The Damage Done and it was described to me as being a Thai ‘Midnight Express’ so I bought it straight away. Verbal and Psychological abuses are real things; their effect is perhaps more damaging on the mind of the abused than the open wounds that can be seen in physical abuse”, “Doctors and nurses are among the most irradiated professions.”, “Smart people do not damage the health of law enforcement officers.”, “The whole time we were together, why didn't you tell me any of this? The human body isn't designed to be this size. He described about how the prison was like and how the prisoners were treated in the prison. Discover and share The Damage Is Done Quotes. The experiences faced by this man and the senselessness that he felt was definitely conveyed and I am shocked that someone survived these experiences. Still interesting but not as good as Midnight Express. And they are just that. But I'm not sad about change. The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them. And I'm sorry for the damage I've done. Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life. Why am I giving 6 billion to receive nothing in return? This may be the best book i've listened to all year. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. its just so sad this story how one man could go through so much. As with most people who read this book. I say this because I wonder how my own book will be received, having written it with a literary bent straight from the heart of a full-on-and-mental li. This is the story of his 12 years behind bars, the abuse of human rights and the squalid conditions he endured. Do you not see what damage has been done to science through this: i.e. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. I finished it in about two page-turning hours and thought it was a phenominal insight into the world of westerners involved with drugs in Asia. Today, heart attack - my arm and chest started hurting at the same time. Ok it's not the best written book I have ever read but my the emotions it causes you to experience are intense. "Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." This book is about Warren Fellows, an Australian man who tried to smuggle heroin from Thailand to Australia, but he got caught. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Warren Fellows is a contrite person. It will cause disruption, delay and deep damage to our economy. Let’s compromise on, A shockingly true story of two aussies jailed for drug trafficking in Bangkok in 1978 for 12 years.Whether they deserved it or not is besides the point. It wasn't just that he was trying to enrich himself by running drugs and feeding off of the addictions of drug addicts, although that in itself isn't very endearing, but his behavior prior to his imprisonment just showed Warren Fellows to be loathsome and excremental, as when he seduced the girl he had been more or less hired to watch by someone else who wanted her. Refresh and try again. Excuses. Warren wrote a straight to the point, one dimensional account of his experience - and it still receives a wealth of praise from both sides of the drug-debate fence. Midnight Express is one of my all time favorite books about Billy Hayes imprisoned in Turkey for smuggling hash. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced. I think it might be the first non-fiction book I have felt a genuine need to vent about. Much funnier too and at times, almost unbelievable! Very well written. Comparing the Trump administration to the Nazis may be a stretch, but many business leaders are concerned that stirring up deep-seated racial and nationalist animosities could be destabilizing, leading to riots, property damage and widespread civil unrest reminiscent of the late 1960s. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. Only the answers do. Look at rugby, the national sport, you have guys weighing 130kg, 140kg, who can run like sprinters full clip into each other causing brain damage constantly on that field. He and his crew knew exactly what the consequences would be in the event they were caught. — Neil Young, "The Needle and the Damage Done", Harvest (1972… Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That is why I was so appalled by the NFL doctors who were denying my work. BrainyQuote has been providing inspirational quotes since 2001 to our worldwide community. Finished this book in two short sittings. He was consequently sentenced to life in Bang Kwang prison, known as the Bangkok Hilton. As for the rest....granted, I've been a corrections officer for a while now, so I'm probably just biased, but I just didn't feel sorry for him. The Damage Done contains twelve years of this man’s life condensed into roughly 200 pages, his words are haunting and remind you that unless you’re locked up in a Thai prison, you’re living a pretty sweet life.
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