Living in the House of Drugs

Living in the House of Drugs

by Christine Keleny
Living in the House of Drugs

Living in the House of Drugs

by Christine Keleny


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As a child in 1980s, Chicago Willie stole to help feed his brothers, sister, and himself. In grade school his teacher told him to have his parents help him with his homework, but his mother, the only parent around, didn’t know how. As a young man Willie started smoking pot, which easily turned into harder drugs. This eventually led Willie to a life under someone’s front porch, two prison sentences, numerous trips to jail, and various recovery programs.

Living in the House of Drugs is the story of Willie Lee Triplett, a recovering addict and alcoholic. It tells of Willie’s life in the suburbs of one of Chicago’s poorer neighborhoods, his chance trip to Wisconsin, and his struggle for sobriety. It’s a no-holds-barred account of Willie’s life on the street, in prison, and the roller coaster ride of recovery that many addicts know well. The story is unique in its telling, following not only Willie’s interesting life story but also the author’s interactions with Willie as she learns of his sometimes sordid past, seeing beyond the story and into the man.

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ISBN-13: 9780989215206
Publisher: Ckbooks Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Christine is a writer, reader, author, editor, book designer and publisher. She loves writing and helping others publish the book of their dreams through her publishing company: CKBooks Publishing. Her first book: Rosebloom, won a national IPPY award in 2008 for historical fiction, her 2014 book: Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up was a finalist for a Midwest Book Award for historical fiction and her 2016 middle grade book: Intrigue in Istanbul: An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure won a 2016 Moonbeam Children's Award. Christine teaches classes at local libraries for both youth and adults and a youth writing and publishing summer school class in New Glarus, WI.

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