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Matthieu Seel, a former crack smoker, recounts his rebirth in a book

Matthieu Seel, a former crack smoker, recounts his rebirth in a book

In his book Nothing Lasts Very Long, Matthieu Seel shares his struggle to quit using crack. He was in our studios this morning.

You may have already heard his voice, a few years ago, in the Crackopolis series of Radio Arte. Charles, that was his nickname on the street, talked about his daily life as a smoker.

2022 under his real name, Matthew Seel made a remarkable entry into bookstores, with the first book: Nothing Lasts Really Long, published by Harper Collins. The story of his descent into hell, life on the street and the details of how he got out of it…

“In the crack business, nothing really has any value. But a pebble. Everything has a shelf life limited to the next cake. It’s impressive at first, but like everything in life, you get used to it. Nothing really lasts long.”

Matthieu Seel was our guest this morning.

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