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Old 08-20-2002, 08:01 AM
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Anns - I LOVE that book!!! I think I must have read it about half a dozen times.
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Old 08-20-2002, 10:42 AM
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Also "women who orun with the wolves" is good. I'm sorry I don't who writes the books I read!
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Old 08-20-2002, 01:36 PM
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Thanks Pauline

For those who don't know, "Playing It By Heart" is again Melody Beattie sharing her life, and she tells through back flashes stories of her growing up in an addictive home and being the victim of sexual abuse. Also, she discusses her years as an addict (and she was as addicted as they get!) and her recovery.

It helped my understand more about addiction than anything I have read, and it made me so very grateful that this wonderful woman lived to write all her great codependency books.

It's a "must read" for sure.

Glad you enjoyed it Pauline.
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Old 08-26-2002, 12:45 PM
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I just finished reading "Playing it by heart" by Melody Beattie. I started it last night at 9 pm, just finished it. I didn't really understand codependancy until last night. What an eye opener! Great book! I'm going to buy more of her books now!
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Old 08-28-2002, 12:30 PM
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I would like to add the Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage..

If you are lucky enough to have a Half Priced Book Store in your area, check them regularly. I have found most of these books, gently used and normally pay only about $3 each!

Happy reading!
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Old 08-28-2002, 02:35 PM
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1) Alcoholics Anonymous By Alcoholics Anonymous

2) Narcotics Anonymous By Addicts Anonymous

3) The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions
By Alcoholics Anonymous

4) It works: How and Why By Addicts Anonymous

5) Living Sober By Alcoholics Anonymous

6) Codependents Anonymous By Codependents Anonymous

7) Love is a choice By .............cant remember.........

8) AA comes of Age

9) As Bill Sees It By Bill W ( co founder of the Twelve Step
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Old 09-13-2002, 09:29 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I have read a book by og mandingo called the Greatest Miracle in the world. It is awesome
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Old 09-14-2002, 08:04 AM
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hi gang -

I know this is already on the list - but I wanted to suggest to my fellow A's out there to read Codependt No More, by Melody Beatie. I am getting great insight to myself from this book and am learning more about my addiction and my codependency (with us A's they usually go hand in hand, I finally figured that out after coming around here)

Anyway, you will fing it enlightening!
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Old 10-18-2002, 02:32 PM
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For all the adult children out there this is awesome!!!!!

The Drama of The Gifted Child, I don't know the author but it's worth trying to find it.

Boundaries, where you end and I begin by Anne Katherine

Anything by Marriane Williamson

Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie

Thanks, this is a great idea


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Old 10-18-2002, 03:14 PM
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my favourites so far are

i can't get over it: a handbook for trauma survivors- aphrodite matsakis

codependent no more-melody beattie

the language of letting go-melody beattie

more language of letting go-melody beattie

day's of healing,days of joy dailt meditations for adult children-
earnie larsen&carol larsen hegarty

summer sisters-judy blume(yes she writes adult novels)

the celestine prophecy-james redfield

and as for some that look good but are right no just sitting on the coffee table.

beyond codependency-melody beattie

choice making-sharon wegscheider-cruse

co-dependence-anne wilson schaff

breaking free of the co-dependency trap-Dr.barry&jane weinhold

If anyone has read any of the one's i havn't gotten to yet, are they any good. besides beyond codependency, thats next on my list.
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Old 10-19-2002, 10:52 PM
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oops 2 more good books

God On A Harley
Joan Brady

The Courage To Be a Stepmom
Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself
Sue Patton Theole

Author of courage to be Yourself and The Womans Book Of Courage (Both of which I have not read but they sound good, don't they)
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:40 PM
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Hope For Today

I believe this is a new book. We use it in alanon.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:20 AM
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"The Power Of A Praying Wife"
by Stormie OMartian

Have a great day!!!
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:09 PM
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Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls - by Robert Burney

Grounded in the belief that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience, the author shows how dysfunctional relationships with self and life learned in early childhood can be healed in order to empower individuals to change their experience of life into an easier, more Loving and enjoyable journey - and incidentally, heal the planet in the process.
If you want to learn how to relax and enjoy life in the moment while you are healing and learning to Love your self - this book offers a unique and invaluable experience.

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Old 12-30-2002, 08:00 PM
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My Heart is a Stone That Bleeds

Thank you everyone for your great suggestions. I would like to recommend my own book I wrote while in counseling to overcome a severe case of PTSD caused by the years of abuse and denial I lived through as a child. The book is titled My Heart Is A Stone That Bleeds, by Karl P. Whitehead, published by iUniverse in August of 2002, ISBN# 0595241654. It is the culmination of three years of painfully hard counseling and writing. It is not a journal but rather a chronicle of events and revelations starting from my childhood through my mid 40's. I am not an alcoholic but rather an ACoA seeking solutions to the anger, panic attacks and pervasive undefined anxiety many of us feel everyday. Thank you for support with my difficult passage. Karl
P.S. I also recommend The Road Less Traveled
Old 01-03-2003, 03:37 PM
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book list

One of the best about the alcoholics destoyed ego and early and late stage alcoholics. The Secret History of Alcoholism by James Graham paperback big bookstores have it.
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Old 01-03-2003, 05:04 PM
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Love the reading list idea !
here are a couple more :
Hope For Today-alanon family groups/thoughts and meditations
Homeword Bound,booklet,48pgs./alanon /the one you love is returning from treatement
The Forum-mthly. mag/ may be ordered on line at believe the yrly cost is $10

that's all I have to say about that.
What is the Tao of Pooh ?
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:29 PM
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I buy most of my books on ebay...

Just picked up Courage to Change for a few bucks AND One Day at a Time in Al-Anon for just under a dollar.

Shipping cost is usually a couple of bucks, so it's WELL worth looking into!

The only one I can't find is

Hope for Today

But I'm on a mission.....I'll get it! lol


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Old 11-26-2003, 11:45 PM
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Old 11-27-2003, 07:44 AM
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Gabe recommends

"Why People Don't Heal And How They Can" by Carolyn Myss

"A Return To Love: Reflections On The Principles Of A Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson

And from the fiction department...
A book full of inspiration about life, love and relationships
"The Secret Life Of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
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