While other books have addressed children of alcoholic parents, this is the first book written specifically for the 4 1/2 million daughters of alcoholic mothers in the U.S. today - and it is a riveting, hope-filled look at this most emotionally consequential relationship.
'My Mama's Waltz' is the authors' own story, and the stories told by more than 100 women they interviewed from all walks of life who have undergone similar experiences. Their purpose is to share the hurt, betrayal, abandonment, and abuse endured by these women, the ways in which their lives have been affected, and the solutions they've found which have helped them to overcome the legacy of pain and confusion which resulted from growing up with a role model too absorbed in her own inner pain to be emotionally available for her daughter.
Much more than a "recovery" book, it is a work of creative non-fiction, blending anecdote, interview, informative guidance and emotional support.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 1999