Probably my least favorite of all the JW books I've read so far. I spent the first 3/4 despising Allison. The narration was ok, except for the whiney kid voice.
This book brought it all home for me. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I too am a recovering mother of girls in the Philadelphia area. Every detail was true to fact based on my experiences. all I have to say is " thank you for sharing"!
Great read...normal people, big problems...Nurse Jackiesh!!!
I really enjoyed this book! It was an easy book to listen to and the narrative was as easy to follow! I have read many of Weiner's books and have enjoyed all of them so far!
First of all I have to say that the description of this book is incorrect--Allison does not invent anything and she doesn't jump from being poor to wealthy. She's a successful blogger who finds herself making more money than her husband, a journalist who, thanks to the industry going down the tank, is now doing triple the work for little pay. This is important because it's one of the factors that contributes to her downfall into an addiction to prescription pain pills.
I loved this book because it helped me explore a world I've never experienced--drug addiction. From the outside looking in, so many of us are quick to judge those who suffer from addiction, but this book does a wonderful job of taking you every step of the way with Allison, understanding how and why she's so easily susceptible to the addiction, and guiding you through the internal struggle she has with "Just one more pill. I'm not an addict. I could quit if I wanted to. One more, today, because I NEED it, and I promise, tomorrow I'll quit cold turkey. Never again." Fascinating.
It's a story about hitting bottom and picking up the pieces. I will probably listen to it again in a few years. BUT--side note--the narrator's voice for the child is absolutely horrendous.
love the story but hate the narrators voice when she speaks as the child...ugh makes me want to pull my hair out
Very realistic and excellent story. The narrator really does the audiobook justice.
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