“It was all Necessary,” Yvette Battle’s first book is a fine example of street realism. It took courage for her to tell her story. Gut-wrenching, raw and honest, this is a tale of one woman’s walk from the despair of drug addiction to finding profound joy in her strong Christian faith. For a walk on the wild side, I highly recommend this book. Yvette Battle paints a harrowing account of her descent into hell only to rise again and flourish with the power of redemption and love. For more information about Yvette Battle and her work, please go to www.yvettebattle.com.