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If I Die Before I Wake: A Memoir of Drinking & Recovery

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Barb RogersOCO book begins with the tragic death of her teenage son, Jon, and delves into the horror that was her life to that point. Due to a home life fraught with substance and emotional abuse, Barb found herself bottomed out more than once, and homeless along the way. OC When asked in early recovery if I knew any prayers, the one I could think of was the childOCOs nigh ...more
ebook, 242 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Conari Press (first published April 1st 2010)
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Amanda
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoir, alcoholism, women
The chapters seemed disjointed. It took me a bit to realize that she was making huge leaps in time between the chapters without any reference to the passed time, and it was distracting. While there was some great stuff in the book, it was poorly written and I didn't enjoy it.
Megan
Aug 24, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story about overcoming ones own personal struggles.
Sbook
May 16, 2013 rated it liked it
The last 20 pages could be the whole book!
A good, inspirational book nevertheless!
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Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where she was, where she is now, and how she got there.
Stevewilliams27
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Harrowing life story....but more story than retrospection and insight. Time jumps are confusing.
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“She raised their three kids in spite of him, working long hours at a shoe factory until she had a hump in her back from bending over a sewing machine. But still, she's loving, kind, and sober. I don't get it. Ruthie” 1 likes
“start home, change my mind, pull into the liquor store drive-through, purchase a pint of gin, and head toward the country.” 0 likes
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