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As a reader, Julie Hall calls herself a late bloomer. Once captivated, writing became her dream. After earning a sensible business degree from the University of Michigan, then working in marketing and publicity for television and film, she miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that quitting her job to write fiction was the wise course. Julie now lives and writes in Virginia, where she s the puppy mama to a dog named Bear and an actual mother to an adopted daughter.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kodel Group, LLC, The (November 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984478485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984478484
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,295,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 2, 2016
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Arizona author Catherine Townsend-Lyon makes her wiring debut in a book – ADDICTED TO DIMES – that is as much a memoir of her troubled life as it is coaching guide for people afflicted with addictions. While Catherine focuses on addiction h-to gambling (her own malady form which she has recovered), her writing is such that is helpful to all manner of addictions – the addict’s mind set, the highs and lows of addiction, and finding the path to recovery.

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?
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Awesome testimony Catherine!! This is a must read for anyone who's dealing with the addiction of gambling and that goes also for scratch-off tickets and lotto as well..Addiction comes in many shapes and forms and you've done such an awesome job of laying out the tools in order to conquer these demons..I wish you all the success in the world and cant wait to hear your story on God Allows U Turns!! God Bless my friend.
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It was amazing how similar our stories are. The only difference is that I am a recovering drug addict. But we went through the same trial and tribulations. Child-hood traumas, death, feelings of hopelessness, etc. If you are suffering from ANY type of addiction. You should read this. I believe it could help you understand what you are going through and that there is help out there. And most importantly, you are not alone. With the help of others suffering the same way you are, it's much easier than doing it alone. And even if you don't have any type of addictive behavior. This book might help you understand what a suffering addict goes through. It might make people use less judgement and have a little more compassion for people like us. Not that we want our behavior condoned.
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!

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I read this book the moment I received it and could not put it down. Cathys recovery journey and steps taken so touched my heart and reminded me of the struggles I too faced on my personal journey. The experiences and how she handled her illness and came to the realities of this addiction will touch anyones heart who reads this and all who too want to stop the Insanity of our shared Addiction. My hope is that all suffering with this addiction have the opportunity to read this book...the authenticity, the emotional impact this addiction has on our lives and the steps she took to turn her life around..and the challenges she faced in doing so..I related much to her emotional battles..and torment she went through in taking steps and reaching out for help and seeking that help. through ga. and support groups. and doctors. Her turning her life around will give all who read this book HOPE. and Encouragement. and the knowledge that they too are Not Alone and strength to seek out the needed support and come to see..our lives and those that are precious to us..is soo worth the journey to wellness and peace of mind.
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!!
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon's riveting story of her downfall into a life of addiction to gambling is a heart wrenching read that ends with a great light of hope. It was hard to put this book down, so involved in wanting to know where it all went and landed in the end. Recommend this to anyone addicted to gambling, or any other addiction, as it offers the raw authentic story and hope for healing.
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