- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Winepress Publishing (January 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606150170
- ISBN-13: 978-1606150177
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,638,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Someone's Son: A Mother's Fight for Her Gay, Drug Addicted Son Paperback – January 5, 2011
Top Customer Reviews
I guess god doesn't love people who get cancer or heart disease
either. You know those unhealthy lifestyles and all.
Good that she's decided to profit off this tragedy though.
Every child needs to know their own self worth, and the author clearly denounced her son over and over again. She consistently blames her son for both his and her problems, and she never once apologized for her amazingly cruel remarks to him all his life. Perhaps a simple question like "is it a choice" seems somewhat tame, but it is amazingly cruel, especially from a parent. She should have apologized, instead of deluding herself that god could help her create a relationship with her son. If she had ever attempted to love her son, he might still be alive today. Parents only get one relationship with their child, if the parent poisons it, they cannot simply "start anew", they have to fix what they've broken.
This is a horrid book, and to follow any advice would be the equivalent of throwing your own child off a building.
Born with a peaceful spirit and the desire to take care of his Mother, Ronal navigated childhood as normally as could be expected, given the periodic shifting and sifting within the family. It wasn't until adulthood when he showed signs of drug abuse that his easy-going personality morphed and his Mother would be the target in which he would direct his drug induced anger. When he became hostile regarding money-or the lack of-and Rhodes eventually decided helping him was not helping, he warned that she would live to regret it. As he sunk deeper into drugs, homosexuality, homelessness and depression, interventions were tried and failed. It was only when he became terminally ill from AIDS that Rhodes began to see snapshots of that loving son. Hospitalizations were forced drug rehabs, and after his initial detox of several days minus the drugs, he would become the son she always knew. This became a huge consolation for the woman and Mother that was on the receiving end of hostility so fierce, at times she would fear for her life.Read more ›
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