The Diary of a Three-Year-Old, and Life Thereafter tells a story of addictionaaddiction to alcohol, drugs and sexafrom a unique perspective; that of a child. In this entertaining and shocking memoir, first-time author Ryan Marcum recalls his early childhood spent in the acarea of his addict mother. Experts say that a childas first memories are formed at the age of three. For Marcum, the memories are not your typical fun family memories, but they certainly are unforgettableafrom being carried out of a burning building to chasing away drug dealers. Marcumas story is unusual. Not because he started life as the neglected child of an addict, but because he went on to find a new beginning. The Diary of a Three-Year-Old, and Life Thereafter is a story of hope; hope that even the youngest of us affected by addiction CAN have a life thereafter.