- File Size: 1514 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: Stasia Minkowsky; 1 edition (January 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ALJOVF0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #721,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There is so much resonance in recovery that I am sometimes overwhelmed. My own fears and doubts have often caused me to second-guess the path I'm on or wonder if there is a better way. It is difficult sometimes to recognize it is all inside of me trying to get out. I have certainly lived the results of not honoring my authentic self, and I have also seen the result of honoring it. I pray that you are able to continue to walk your walk, inspire and heal others, and maintain a strong positive presence for humanity.
I feel so blessed to have been drawn to your story, and I am presently living the positive results of much of what was reinforced by you.
Thanks so much. Words do not seem to really do justice to my thoughts and feelings, but that's all I have for now.
Book was quite lengthy, but I did enjoy the honesty and truthfulness of the author. There is no sugar coating in this story.
Look, we all know how it goes. The protagonist - utterly beaten down - reaches a breaking point whereupon she must make a decision. Either she continues down the current path, spiraling downward to (what must ultimately be assumed) her death, or faces her insecurities, inadequacies and misdoings, and begins the slow, painful path toward redemption and self-discovery. We've heard it so many times it's become cliché. Minkowsky, however, takes that template, spins it around a few times, tells it some jokes, and spices it up with all sorts of doodles and curls. In short, she makes the story utterly and completely her own, and, somehow, in so doing, makes it imminently accessible to any reader willing to join her in the dance - whether that be a stoned shuffle at a jam band gig or a Native American Sundance ceremony.
Not everyone can identify with a story about alcoholism, addiction and recovery (although those of us who can will certainly appreciate this book, as other reviewers have noted.) Almost everyone, however, can identify with tales of personal demons and a search for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is this that Minkowsky does masterfully, weaving a narrative which, on the surface, seems exceptionally far removed from the average person (let's be honest, few among us would allow ourselves to be sealed in a dirt hole in the ground in a search for purpose) but when examined a little deeper, is relevant to us all. We have all sought meaning in our lives, and in describing her own journey, Minkowsky shows us one person's way of doing this. There are many others, but that's not the point. The point is whether or not you attempt the journey. This book explains such a journey in vivid detail with humor, ugliness, sadness and beauty. You may relate to it. You may not. Either way, it's a hell of a story, and if you're lucky, the author's journey might provide you with some insight into what's really important.