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If I Die Before I Wake: A Memoir of Drinking & Recovery
by Barb Rogers
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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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.
“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”
“start home, change my mind, pull into the liquor store drive-through, purchase a pint of gin, and head toward the country.”More quotes…