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Marti MacGibbon is a certified addiction treatment professional, standup comic, inspirational speaker, and member of the National Speakers Association. Investors Business Daily and Entrepreneur have interviewed her, and articles she wrote have appeared in over 100 magazines.
Few speakers have a personal comeback story as riveting and inspirational as Marti’s. She has recovered from and triumphed over nightmare experiences such as being trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime, homelessness, domestic violence, and hard-core drug addiction.
In addition to inspiring business professionals and hospital administrators and staff, she has spoken at The Museum of Tolerance, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, at colleges and even from the center of an MMA octagon at, “Fight Traffick,” an anti-human trafficking cage-fighting event. Investors Business Daily and Entrepreneur have interviewed her, and articles she wrote have appeared in over 150 corporate and trade magazines.
Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom,the enhanced edition of this funny and dramatic memoir, describes an emerging standup comic’s drug-fueled descent into the underworld, escape from human traffickers, homelessness, and ultimate redemption. With brutal honesty, humor, and clarity, the author vividly describes her experiences as she rides her downward spiral: a near-miss with a notorious serial killer, a series of tragically hilarious misadventures in the California drug world, and a terrifying account of imprisonment at the hands of Japanese organized crime. In an energetic, upbeat, and insightful style, Marti brings to life a host of quirky characters, anti-heroes, and bungling criminals. Her book has received an award: Finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards! This is a very prestigious honor, as the book was competing against thousands of entries.