Author, Michael Charles Givens

The Dopeless Hope Fiend”

“Veteran Police Officer Becomes Homeless Drug Addict before Finding Redemption after Near Death Experience”

As the author of, “The Dopeless Hope Fiend, Veteran Police Officer Becomes Homeless Drug addict Before Finding Redemption After Near Death Experience,” Givens masterfully shares his experience, faith, strength and hope and illustrates his extraordinary life. Givens chronicles his disasters while challenging and inspiring those caught in the deep hole of addiction to lead a happy and prosperous life free of addictions. Givens’ experiences uniquely qualify him to see both sides of society. As a police officer, he was sworn to uphold the law. As a drug addict, he was compelled to violate it.

This soon to be best seller is compelling and powerful. It is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on

“The Dopeless Hope Fiend” is a staple at many recovery centers across the country. Recovering addicts relate directly with Givens’ experiences as written in this highly entertaining book. Many have stated how The Dopeless Hope Fiend has saved their lives. The Dopeless Hope Fiend is available at a significant discount to recovery centers and institutions. For more information please call 510-860-7736.

Author, Michael Charles Givens book

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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3 Responses to Author, Michael Charles Givens

  1. Thanks for sharing, I cant wait to get my hands on this book also, Keep up the great work brother

  2. OOops…. just checked out this reply, that was for Michael’s book. he he he

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