“I read this in one sitting and can honestly say I’ve never come across anything so achingly articulate and heart–rendingly raw. The combination of this lady’s experiences and her sublimely accomplished writing, has produced something incredibly powerful. When I finished it and reflected on what affected me most, it was the agony of addiction, where there is knowledge and awareness alongside the inability to stop. The fact she has now turned her life around so completely is a testament to her strength and the re-birth of her relationship with her son was wonderful to read about.”
“Wow. Sonia’s very candid and honest account of her addiction brought me to tears, made me laugh out loud but was gripping throughout. As a mother I could only sympathise with her journey and how she desperately tried so hard to do the right thing for her son. A wonderful point made that to make changes we need to recognise responsibility and no longer blame. Highly recommend this beautifully written book to any mother, addict or book reader!!”
“I couldn’t put this book down. The author writes with honest simplicity about her journey through drugs and alcohol, never once seeking to shock or elicit sympathy, she just tells it like it was. Pages written about her relationship with her son pulled at my heart strings and I felt her pride as he grew into an amazing young man. Well done. I think we can all learn about ourselves and whatever demons we battle from this book. I’ll certainly be thinking about my choices.”
“I myself have been alcohol free for 6 years I don’t like the term in recovery. I cannot recommend this book highly enough written with such honesty and truth I can totally relate to. It has helped me to be more open with my children about our experience during my drinking days, I really felt like it was written about me. We are now going to start family therapy – thank you Sonia.”
“I couldn’t put this book down and have just read it in one sitting. Sonia writes beautifully and eloquently with blatant honesty and, where the subject matter allows, light hearted humour. It is the story of a tough journey and I must admit I was reduced to tears on a few occasions, but it is also a life story that inspires hope, that reminds us of the power of our own choices, and that demonstrates how true empowerment comes from facing our fears and acknowledging them not by running away from them.
The book leaves you in no doubt that wherever you are in your life, you have the power to make the choices required to become the best version of yourself you can ever imagine. Sonia wrote this book for her son and for me the most heart-warming aspect of the book is the beautiful relationship that grows between mother and son despite the horrible challenges that Sonia’s relationship with alcohol presented.
This is an inspirational book written by a very humble, honest and incredibly brave lady”