My book Bottled: A Mom’s Guide to Early Recovery is now available!
After hours of hard work, some tears, and a lot of laughter… my book, published by Central Recovery Press, is on the shelves.
I have survived my first book signings, some interviews, even LIVE television (EEK!). It is a miracle, in more ways than one, to see Bottled in the hands of readers.
Here is a blurb from the book:
An unflinching and hilarious memoir about recovery as a mother of young kids, Bottled explains the perils moms face with drinking and chronicles the author’s path to recovery, from hitting bottom to the months of early sobriety—a blur of pain and chaos—to her now (in)frequent moments of peace.
Punctuated by potent, laugh-out-loud sarcasm, Bottled offers practical suggestions on how to be a sober, present-in-the-moment mom, one day at a time, and provides much needed levity on an issue too often treated with deadly seriousness.
The steady shots of honest inflection and light-hearted pacing effectively make what could be a heartbreaking story one of inspiration and encouragement. The author’s willingness to point out the humorously absurd thoughts and complications caused by addiction in her past (and those caused by her children in the present) give a persuasive lesson on the essentialness of grace (from ourselves as well as others) for any kind of growth or healing.