Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmLocation:
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Jean Gurman
by Elizabeth Vargas
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas.
Here is the Amazon description of this book (at 4.6 stars):
Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in Between Breaths, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety - which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam - and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance.
Honest and hopeful, Between Breaths is an inspiring read.
Questions or comments? Email Jean Gurman.