1562940031 1562940031 Good/Good c. 1991, black bds. w/d.j., (no price on d.j.), frontis, illus., 63pp., (lt.shelf wear, corners bumped, text clean, binding good, d.j. taped to
bds., lt.edge wear, mylar cover, lt.rubbing). Grade 6-12-- In a first-person narrative form that will appeal to many readers, Joey's Story delivers a hopeful antidrug message. The 19-year-old musician traces his involvement with substance abuse from childhood experimentation to full-blown addiction during his teenage years. Many familiar ingredients can be found in Joey's account, notably a dysfunctional family that features an abusive, alcoholic father and codependent mother. Eventually Joey marries and becomes a father himself. To his dismay, he discovers that his behavior toward his new family is a mirror of the past. A dose of tough love from his young wife and a good rehabilitation program turn the young man around. The book, based on actual interviews, adopts a fast-forward mode at times and is a little lean on text, but the presentation ...
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