Dancing on A Razor’s Edge is a story of how drug addicts suffer due to lack of support from the institutions, policies and society. Unfortunately, the medical, social and psychological problems associated with drug addiction are not looked upon holistically rather treated under criminal laws separately and circumstantially. This adds to the problems instead of helping resolve them. Mandy has highlighted this very succinctly and narrated real time experiences to open the eyes of policy makers, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Dancing on A Razor’s Edge is a wonderful self-help book and success story too. It talks about patience, love, planning, strategies and achievements. It emphasizes on not giving up and standing up to challenges. The story of Mandy shows that one can alter the course of life (of another fellow being) through consistent support, unconditional love and unwavering patience. Besides all other reasons mentioned above this is why I think everyone should read this book whether they are dealing with an addict friend, family member or not. This is a book that restores your faith in humanity, family relationships and the love of mother being higher than the skies, taller than the mountains and deeper than the oceans.