I am so appreciative of all the responses I’ve received about my memoir, including this Amazon review:
“I am so glad that I read this book. I can really relate to Maggie’s upbringing in an alcoholic family, and reading about hers transported me back to my own. She described her childhood so vividly. I saw myself sitting on the stairs waiting for my father’s attention too. What I never realized so clearly was how my childhood and coping mechanisms would directly impact me as a parent. Addiction really is generational and now I understand so much of what I never saw before. Maggie’s own personal battle and her subsequent struggle with her daughter are heartbreaking. But her recovery from it is all the more powerful and inspiring.
This is a very well written book and a page-turner as well. I couldn’t put it down. I kept hoping that Angie would turn her life around, but as I got closer to the end I stopped waiting for that. It was Maggie’s recovery that made the book worth reading. I highly recommend it for anyone dealing with addiction in the family. There should be a sixth star for courage because she’s got it.”