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Old 10-25-2016, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was really looking forward to reading Elizabeth Vargas's book about her struggle with alcoholism and it was excellent. Interestingly to me, she talked a lot about serious anxiety from age 3 or 4 and she remembers vividly at age 5, understanding that it was not okay to talk about those feelings. I had the same experience, and like her didn't even have a name for it at the time. Some of it is quite hard to read - as she says, she would do anything for her two young children, but she couldn't stop drinking for them.
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I have been wanting to read this. I've watched her interview on 20/20 about it and now follow her on Facebook. Very brave lady!
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I totally related to her book. All of the other memoirs I've read seem to be about younger drinkers - college age problems. My off the rails drinking began later, like hers. And I too would die for my children, but I couldn't stop drinking. I really enjoyed her book.
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I plan to buy and read this very soon.

I like Elizabeth Vargas a lot.
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Excellent read so far...I am half way through the book. She holds nothing back....I identify with so much of her experience. I too suffer from extreme anxiety. Have had it since childhood.. Still hoping that my trek to sobriety will eliminate a huge part of it.
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I see this is an old post...will have to watch the dates!
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I recently read this book and enjoyed it. I believe the author was honest in her account. Even though this is an old post - hopefully someone else might see this and enjoy the book too.
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It's definitely a good read, especially for women/mothers/wives who are alcoholics. I hope Elizabeth is doing well.
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Sounds good- guess I need to get my new library card since I moved to rent that book!
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