Funerals of the Mind
|Rating||:||4.38 (659 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
A recovering alcoholic details her years’ long affair with wine that finally lands her in rehab. After months of treatment, is she strong enough to say goodbye to her father and hero after his sudden and brief battle with cancer? Can she keep her promise to him to never drink again, after burying him on her one year anniversary? This moving story will take you through her journey from an angry drunk to sobriety and beyond.
It even moved my stone cold heart I am an avid reader. However, I don't often read an entire book in one sitting. In the case of this book, I read it in one sitting. It is a moving and very true story about a woman that went through some tough times, found herself with an addiction to alcohol, and yet she managed to move past that and become a stronger person as a result. The narrative is so well written that I felt that I was a witness to many of the events covered in the book. Don't take my word for it, buy the book and read it for yourself. Seriously,. I Am Katherine Paul R McVey Funerals of the Mind depicts the author's personal journey through the shades of alcohol addiction. Kate is neither pedantic nor preachy as she invites us to enter her world. She allows us to view her attempts to hide her wine bottles as well as her real feelings trapped by anger and the need to blame others.Kate makes use of her daily journaling habit to bring the reader to a very personal gaze at her inner thoughts. She employs direct, clear language to entice the reader along at a fast pace matching the intensity of h. "A triumph of the human spirit" according to john27. Katherine Meddaugh's "Funerals of the Mind" is an excellent account of how various life obstacles can lead to challenges with addiction. However, this is not the underlying premise of her book. Rather, it is about hope and how, through the support of loved ones, through the channeling of one's faith, and through strength of the human spirit that one can overcome even what seems to be the most insurmountable of challenges. Ms. Meddaugh's narrative leads the reader on a journey of those "self-statements" that not only can