“When asked in early recovery if I knew any prayers, the one I could think of was the child's nighttime prayer, ‘Now I lay me down to sleep.' As I thought of it, I recalled the long nights when I simply wanted to go to sleep and never wake up.”
Barb learned most of her life lessons through pain, tragedy, and addiction. This is not a glamorous book, it is real and it is raw. It is not about survival of the fittest, but the weak, the hopeless, the helpless, the truly addicted, not only to substances, but to drama, anger, excuses, and justifications.
She describes how she got to her lowest point, just what it was, and how and why she finally reached out to a 12-step program for help. She shows the listener what it's really like to survive, to stay clean and sober, and find a way to the other side. Recovery was one of the most difficult things she ever did, but “worth every effort I put out.”
Barb Rogers would be the first to tell you she's not special - she's led a hard life, and she tells her story well and with humor. Listeners - addicts or not, but especially addicts - will be inspired by Barb's grit: if she can do it, so can they.
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By ania on 21-09-17
A bit boring
The author does not tell her story chronologically but jumps between different periods if her life, what make the story much less involving and difficult to follow. Additionally, the narrator southern accent make it difficult to take the book seriously.