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Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) Paperback – November 2, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
As is the case with author’s who elect to share personal experience with the topic engaged, Catherine shares the childhood and early adulthood etiologies for developing her gambling addition, and she is unafraid to share the extended lows of coming to grips with addiction. Now in year 8 of recovery she is active in the passion of working with other addicts in the addiction & recovery communities. Her blogging and personal appearances are a testimony to her desire to aid other addicts – advice from one who has ‘been there, done that – such as her title as an Expert Gambling Recovery Blogger all about Gambling Addiction on "Addictionland" of Author & Founder, Cate Stevens.
In the Preface to her book she states, ‘I truly hope by sharing my own story and experiences with my battle over this illness will inspire others to seek help, or catch you before you fall. Not one more person has to ever choose death as the final option to stop gambling. Don’t let shame destroy you and your family. THERE IS HELP AND SUPPORT.’ And from this supportive stance Catherine details her childhood, the abuses she tolerated, the attempts at marriage – every secret s reveals in detail.
As for what follows, the synopsis offers the following: ‘How does a good girl go bad?Read more ›
We just want to be a little more understood. Catherine did a GREAT job explaining all they cycles and everything that a person goes through with addiction. Thank you for writing this book!
Addict in Recovery
I truely hope all suffering and all on this path daily one..have an opportunity to read this book.."Addicted to Dimes". I have been on this journey for 12 years. and in reading her book, I would recommend this book to all, as I related so much and too has encouraged and Inspired me to continue and stay on this precious path so with her..and be grateful and thankful today..
Thanks Cathy for your book...it really touched the heart and soul of me....Excellent Read...Heart to Heart..One definitely knows they are not alone in reading this..our HP at work in this book in sharing your story. a "Gift" to us.
thanks again for sharing your amazing journey and giving HOPE, and Reaching out to others..That it can be done. to believe and never stop believing!
love and peace. to you and family. . Thank you!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very personal, honest, no holds barred memoir. This is the tale of the author’s journey with gambling addiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. R. Robinson
Addicted to Dimes is Catherine Townsend-Lyon’s heart breaking true story of how child abuse, physically and psychologically, may result in coping strategies such as gambling and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
"Addicted to Dimes" is a rigorously honest, gripping tale of a woman's life inside addiction. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mark Aldrich
Great book for any recovering gamblers and for family members. good insights before, during and after recovery. This book has really helped me in my fight with my addiction. Read morePublished 14 months ago by nish
This is a very intriguing story that truly exposes Catherine's struggle. She shares her pain and her frustrations, and the reader feels the impact that gambling has on one's life. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cortina Jackson
It’s to easy these days to dismiss an addict without any real thought as to the contributing factors and the struggles they face each day, when coping in a world that actively... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ste J
Fascinating read. This author truly brings to light an issue that needs public awareness. She portrays her turbulent and painful childhood, what brought her to gambling, and all... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Marilyn G. Fowler
Hemingway is right: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” And bleed she does. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sharon L. Hicks