She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

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by Mary Sojourner
     
 

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What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner's ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women. Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact-finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources

Overview

What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner's ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women. Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact-finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women with gambling addictions (and their loved ones) toward help and healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580053556
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
670,725
File size:
271 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Sojourner spent over a decade as a compulsive gambler, struggling with the same addiction she writes about in this book. Sojourner is an NPR commentator (two of her commentaries were set in the Nevada casinos she used to frequent). She is the author of four books and has written numerous short stories and essays for national and regional publications on social justice, Western landscape, local diversity, and women's wellness and self-esteem. Sojourner has an MA in both physiological psychology and counseling. She has a counseling background in women's self-esteem and creativity, family system theory, addiction/alcoholism treatment, mind-body connections, dream and bodywork, and gender-specific triggers for depression and mood disorders. She was the first women-specific mental health counselor and teacher in Rochester, NY, from 1972-1985.

Sojourner lives in Bend, Oregon and writes and teaches privately at universities and colleges. She has led women's groups for 30 years, and has been involved with book tours, signings, and lectures for the past 20.

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She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction (Large Print 16pt) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
J_Miner_LCSW More than 1 year ago
Every therapist who works with clients with any type of addiction, obsession or compulsion should read this book. Every person with any type of addiction, obsession or compulsion (and might that not be most of us) should also read this book. It's full of useful and factual information, plus offers an honest perspective of the day-to-day ups and downs of coming to grips with, accepting, and overcoming a problem that often feels so good! For those who struggle, you never know when someone else's nugget of wisdom and personal perspective will strike THE chord that sends you off in a direction of more healthful choices. Mary Sojourner's odyssey is filled with such nuggets. Buy it for yourself. Buy it for those you love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With casinos popping up just about everywhere in the USA, there is bound to be an influx of gambling addicts. This well written book clearly explains the devastation that can occur when gambling takes its hold on you.
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