Rated of 5
A unflinching view of addiction
This is not a book for the weak at heart. Having lived with addiction for too years (my mother, sister, and husband were all addicts), I know the veracity with which Ginnah Howard writes. This is an unsparing look at both sides of addiction. The frustration and confusion of a mother who tries desperately to save her son and the deception and madness of the son in the throes of his addiction are beautifully depicted. For anyone who wants to better understand addiction and wants to read a very real, deeply moving account, this book's for you.