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Drunk Mom: A Memoir

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Witnesses saw Tilby (pictured) holding the baby while dancing and CCTV footage showed her holding him above her head and throwing him in the air before catching him. Honest and daring, Nearly Normal reveals the many ways that Cea's unconventional childhood continues to reverberate through the years. She doesn't want it to be about anything more than the words, the sentences, the writing, all of which are skillful, spare, lovely. Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life.

And I think to share your story with other people is incredibly helpful, especially when you're going through it at the time. David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view, a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.

What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. There were two events that occurred around that time: One, I had a minor bike accident while riding drunk and two, my partner threatened to leave me.

As a person who has struggled with addiction myself, I found this book to be at best depressing, and at worse a trigger.Half of Rotherham sex gang core members are already back on the streets despite being involved in the abuse. But a month after the champagne celebration of her son’s birth, she was stashing mickeys in her diaper bag—and going to dizzying, desperate lengths to hide her problem from her partner, family and friends. The ultimate Valentine's Day countdown - here are 10 romantic gestures to help sweep your partner off their feet! Eventually, we walked along the water, and as the sky turned from purple to blue, we started seeing the overeager morning folk: joggers, a lone student on bicycle and moms pushing strollers. In a well-paced, vibrant narrative, Popular Science contributor and Culture Dish blogger Skloot (Creative Writing/Univ.

Channel 4 to sack HUNDREDS of staff as broadcaster moves out of its London HQ amid drop in advertising after. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure - the sober life she never wanted. She is not a lover of AA and is quite opinionated about her attempts at recovery and the lengths she will go through to hide her disease. He joined the Navy and became a medic (preparing badass Marines for proctology), and a proficient lab technician. Prior to that appointment, my sister and I sat on a small hill close to the hospital, mostly silent, both of us exhausted.

To celebrate his birth, she had a glass of wine, and her addiction came back, full-grown and needy, like a long-lost, jealous child bent on taking her away from the innocent one, asleep in his crib. Annie Kilner's sister Sian accuses Lauryn Goodman of ongoing 'torment and cruelty' towards seven-month. I’m gluing together all the pieces that are falling off with all that nail polish and fur and other crap. She went in with brown hair and thin and she came out fat with black hair - which is a bit of a shock when you're eight or nine.

That may be poetic and true for her, but it does not make this a memoir about motherhood anxiety or a cautionary tale about what happens when Mommy needs a drink too many. Abused from the age of eight by her older brother and then her step-father, Maureen Wood quickly became numb to the constant suffering. I was born and broken in Birkenhead, abused from infancy by a network of every kind of pervert from ‘thinks it’s love’ to ‘show it hurts’.Then she went into St Brendan's psychiatric hospital where she had ECT (formerly known as electroshock therapy). This is an honest, upfront, relatable account of one suburban housewife's journey from miserable wine-soaked boozer to self-respecting sober lady.

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