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Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife Paperback – February 14, 2011
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Brenda Wilhelmson has written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and Advertising Age's Creativity. This is her first book.Wilhelmson lives in the Chicago area.
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Brenda gave an excellent interview to "RenewEveryday.com". I'm glad to see she's still sober. An inspiration for me on my journey. Thanks Brenda.
Yes, the author did make some mistakes in sobriety (like inviting a "gangsta" girl to spend the night at her home), and hanging out with too many girlfriends who are still drinking. That is a definite "no-no" when you are new, and should only be done when you have some kind of time sober. I wonder if her sponsor, Sara, told her that.
Brenda does relate her inner feelings to the reader; like guilt when drinking (a common feeling), and the desire to drink, and feeling like she is the only one with this disease. And yes, this is a disease, and usually, we find one or more other family members with this problem. She chronicles her disease and recovery with passion, insight, and extreme honesty. She admits to "planning a drink", but then mercifully does not.
To any women out there reading this book, I would say, please join us in the fellowship. If you are not reading this book and are "on the fence" you will see yourself. I did, and it's been 35 years. We do it One Day at a Time.