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My Heart is a Stone That Bleeds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2004


    This book presents very difficult material to the CHILDREN of alcoholics, not alcoholics themselves nor so-called recovering alcoholics. Battered and neglected children of alcoholics have specific experiences and future needs not relished nor understood by the alcoholics themselves. These life experiences written about here are common and the emotional impact devastating. I honor the words in this book as courageous and recomend it to any one who suffered at the hands of an alcoholic parent. If we were to take our cues from those who have abused us, or the people like them, we as adult children would never progress through life at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    A Book I still need to read!

    I recently got an email telling me about this book, and since I like these kinds of books eventhough they make me cry and feel bad for the person being abused, I like them. So I have to go buy the book so I can read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    A triumph of the spirit.

    This book reveals for the first time the deeply secret world of the alcoholic family, its denial, abuse and co-dependence. The author finally breaks the alcoholic legacy of anger and undefined anxiety to tell his story and become an heroic figure to others trapped in this adult children of alcoholics world. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    FLASH: Read this book.

    This is a powerful book that is well written and you can't put it down until you finish it. We hope to hear more from this writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2002

    Brilliant story of surviving a childhood with alcoholic parents.

    This portrait of an abused child speaks volumes to all adult children of alcoholics. In it is a story in three parts. The first part tells the story of growing up in an unpredictable household permeated by alcoholism and denial. The second part is about the discoveries made about the alcoholic parent after his death and the death of the enabler. The third part is about the resolution the writer comes to after counseling and careful analysis of the impact of good and bad role models. This is a well written book with tragedy, humor and a wonderful ending that inspires hope. After you begin reading you can't put it down.

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