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Lloyd's unconventional memoir is told with gusto and packed with honest, entertaining episodes. Raised by "intense and neurotic" parents, the quirky narrator with a "mind and a will of [her] own" endures a lonely childhood and tumbles through her colorful life. Tying the knot with her handsome boyfriend results in a dangerous marriage that threatens her life. Her second marriage leads the author to support her new husband's many "failed business enterprises" and then maintain a resort in the Bahamas. Her brief third marriage leads to substance abuse, as she starts "drowning her depression in vodka." Eventually Lloyd discovers a 12-step program to maintain sobriety, filling the "empty void left by the removal of alcohol" with the "fruits of spirituality." But the onset of an autoimmune disease changes everything and forces Lloyd to remake her life yet again. Publishers Weekly

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A romping, vivacious memoir covering eight decades of one woman's peripatetic existence that reads as though Katherine Hepburn was dropped into one of Hunter S. Thompson's fever dreams.
From the moment Lloyd thwarts her father's plans to send her to a staid, prim private school for young ladies, the author twists, turns and swivels through marriages, children and countless parties, alongside battles with alcoholism, illness and disappointment. Married early to an eccentric heir to the Standard Drug Company, Lloyd quickly learns that the she's made a ill advised decision and encroaches on what promises to be a very public divorce, the process abruptly cut short when she learns her soon-to-be ex-husband has been killed in a car accident and an inheritance of $1 million has landed at her feet. Lloyd promptly enters into her second marriage and bankrolls her new husband's many failing businesses until they discover Spanish Wells, an island in the Bahamas where the couple opens a scuba resort they successfully helm for 15 years until tragedy strikes again.
It's at this turn that Lloyd embarks on perhaps the most challenging part of her life as she faces down illness, her long-standing alcoholism and the volatility of love. The author's tone is infectious, if occasionally too digressive, but her tale zigs and zags through so many decadent experiences travel, luxury and plenty of camp that the reader can't help but be carried along with the swell. The story crisply refuses to draw a conclusion about the ranging life its protagonist has led, leaving us to revel in the sooty side of bad decisions and the punchy highs brought on by hard-won redemption.
A survivor s story that sometimes buckles under its loquacious tendencies yet reveals a one-of-a-kind life bound together by abandon, resilience and pure fun. --Kirkus Reviews --Kirkus Reviews

Ann Lloyd has surely endured a complicated life, which is detailed in her tangled but engaging memoir, Vodka on My Wheaties. Born to comfortable but neurotic parents in Cleveland, she first marries a wealthy and socially prominent eccentric. Next comes a lay-about Englishman she supports through a number of schemes, including ownership of a Bahamas resort, at which point she finally recognizes him as the strangely gullible con-artist he has been all along. And finally, there is a brief marriage of convenience to a Bible-toting, two-fisted drinker.
At the end of a series of adventures, Lloyd is rescued from pills and booze by a twelve-step program, only to find that the years of abuse and neglect have caused her body to rebel against everyday chemicals, eventually leading her to the safety of the porcelain trailer.
Lloyd rose from the ashes of her own fires gives her story its undeniable flair filled with a blizzard of bizarrely entertaining events and many, many dropped names. There's a convenient list of celebrities and the pages on which they are mentioned at the front of the book. --Blue Ink Review --Blue Ink Review

No one's life is anything that resembles normal. "Vodka On My Wheaties" is a memoir of Ann Lloyd, as she expresses her own journey through eight decades of life, finding that nothing about her is normal, and she shares her story well and leaves readers with humor and a strong message. "Vodka On My Wheaties" is an excellent read, a fine addition to any memoir collection. --The Midwest Book Review --The Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 361 pages
  • Publisher: Biographical Publishing Company; First edition (November 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929882572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929882571
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy Townsend on January 27, 2011
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While browsing for a book to help chase away the winter blues, I came upon "Vodka on my Wheaties", and after reading the synopsis, I decided that this was just what was needed to add some interest to the dark winter days.
I was hooked from the beginning and fascinated by the colorful life Ms. Lloyd has led. Her true story is nothing short of remarkable. I couldn't wait to turn the page and visualize the next amazing adventure in her unusual and intriguing life.
I look forward to reading the sequel. Bravo!
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By Frank on July 29, 2013
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This book is about the life of a girl who married the son of a Drug Store Magnate at a very young age (18 years old). She became pregnant and her husband cheated on her so she divorced him. Her life story is very interesting because of her heavy drinking. She later had many allergies which were hard to cure. The book is very realistic and enjoyable to read.
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By gloriar on June 6, 2012
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What an amazing story. So many things went through my mind as I read this book. It's a book that you can't put down once you start reading it. The back of her book says it all, "A survivor's story," and "an excellent read." I enjoyed every page. Thank you for sharing your life's story with the public.
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By margorat on February 4, 2012
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Really great book! Makes you laugh a little, makes you cry a little. Her life was amazing!! Reading about how she dared to live as she did, in the time she did, is truly entertaining!! I would have loved to have known her!! Totally worth the read!
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