Afterword by John Pepper, former CEO and Chairman of The Procter & Gamble Company.What is it like for a mother to try to help her daughter, who has become addicted to pain-relieving drugs following a series of devastating operations, recover from her addiction? That is the story this book tells in a slightly novelized treatment of an altogether true story. While occurring a half-century ago, it portrays, in a vividly moving, cinema-like narrative, the challenge thousands of parents face today. Sobering--in some ways terrifying--Irma O'Conor's story is, at the same time, filled with hope, courage and love.
|Publisher:||St. Helena Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)|
About the Author
Irma O'Conor Pepper grew up in Ottawa, Illinois. She graduated from Rosemont College and studied music in New York and Chicago. She was a concert pianist and songwriter, including a song for General Eisenhower in his victorious 1952 Presidential campaign. She was married to her husband, John Pepper, in 1937. Her son, John, was born in 1938 and her daughter, Elizabeth, in 1940.