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My name is Ryan Holden. I'm a 19-year-old English major at Roosevelt University with affinities for writing, reading, Death Cab for Cutie, indie films, big cities, and Starbucks. I also enjoy good naps, bike rides, hiking, and traveling. I've been writing since I physically could, and have produced 3 novels and 2 novellas so far.

If you've reviewed my book and I haven't gotten around to returning the favour, please let me know!

Contact me at: ryanholdenn@gmail.com

favourite books

The Catcher in the Rye, On the Road, Your Voice in My Head, Looking for Alaska, Harry Potter, Hairstyles of the Damned, Invisible Monsters, The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, Slaughterhouse-Five, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Dry, I Am Not Myself These Days, Dress My Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

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my books

Homocidal: A Memoir

Ryan Holden

300 bottles of cough syrup, three psych ward stays, and a 1.5 GPA later, I was in rehab at age fifteen.


"Homocidal" is a memoir about a suicidal DXM addict's road to recovery, which began at age fifteen in a treatment center. The story is explained through first person narrative as well as original journal entries.

With its harrowingly-honest tone, vulgar and realistic dialogue, teenage angst, scandals, tragedies, unrequited loves, and heartfelt confessions, the memoir is an indelibly unprecedented story of love, addiction, and recovery.

"Homocidal" not only accurately portrays a unique case of teenage drug addiction, but through all of its pitfalls and triumphs, it touches the reader's heart and leaves him or her with the idea that there is hope for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Holden's memoir is a prime example of the saying "it's never too late [or early] to change."

 

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gingerknucklehairs wrote 582 days ago

Hi Ryan. Sorry that this is a kind of spam, but I'm trying to start ....

Johnfrank00 wrote 596 days ago

Hello, One thing I can state without a doubt is the Gay, Lesbian,....

Eponymous Rox wrote 670 days ago

Hey Ryan, I’m pretty sure you commented on and/or backed the first 12....

j.l. wood-miller wrote 690 days ago

Hello Mr. Holden, Long ago and far away you were kind enough to po....

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Ryan, It's now or never! Having completed several zillion edits, ....

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I wrote 942 days ago

Fifi is hilarious! I can't stop reading. Ryan Holden Homocidal view book

I wrote 942 days ago

I was having a pretty crappy day, until I read this! From the beginning of the first chapter, a smile was on my face. Baby Bird is adorable, and pretty funny, too. "I served it at nest temperature" made me laugh. The writing is clever and flows nicely. R'S LARK THIS BOOK! view book

I wrote 944 days ago

I think you definitely have a powerful imagination and a knack for storytelling, but there were too many errors for me to finish the first chapter. And—I apologize, but I must say it—how is this not a rip-off of Harry Potter? That was another reason which prevented me from reading any further. view book

I wrote 964 days ago

Fresh, brilliantly written, and a joy to a read. I can't look away. "Blanca" is my new favorite. Happily 6-starred and backed. view book

I wrote 967 days ago

Your poems are lovely, your talent palpable. I'll be backing soon. view book

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