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What would make a champion kickboxer and loving father turn to ice?
A brutally honest and powerful memoir that is straight from the plot of Breaking Bad.


About the book

What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice? Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a-day addiction.

What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad…Simon was shot by underworld hitmen. He came within an inch of losing his life after a horrific knife attack. He was hunted by drug lords and specialist police units – at the same time. And he reached the very depths of misery and despair. But Simon’s story didn’t end there. He managed to transform his life in a way that will inspire anyone who’s either personally felt the devastating effects of ice or seen their loved one’s battle with addiction.

Breaking Good is a raw, brutally honest and harrowing story of survival. It is also proof that even the most appalling fall from grace can lead to redemption.

Read a sample chapter here.


About the author

Simon Fenech is the operations manager at ‘fruit2work’. His transformation, from a drug addict buried deep in Australia’s criminal underworld to an inspirational figure intent on changing the lives of others, is remarkable. fruit2work delivers fruit and other food directly to corporates and other organisations. It has a 100% success record in the prevention of reoffending by people who have completed their program. Simon lives in Kyneton, Victoria, with his family.


Advance praise

‘Gripping and gritty’—Raphael Rowe, host of Netflix’s World’s Toughest Prisons

‘A compelling book on so many levels. The reader is drawn into the depths of Simon’s desperation in order to appreciate the scale of his redemption’—Geoff Harris, co-founder of Flight Centre


Win an advance reading copy of Breaking Good

For your chance to win an advance reading copy, be one of the first to email Echo Publishing with ‘Breaking Good’ in the subject line.





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