Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction Kindle Edition
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'The heart-stopping twists and turns make it read like a novel and I simply couldn't put it down. This book isn't just for parents of children with drug problems; this is for every parent who has ever had to deal with a child's problem.' -- Eve White
'A rollercoaster of a book which was, quite simply, impossible to put down. Every mother and daughter should read this intelligent and heart-warming tome. It throws up questions we should all ask ourselves - and shows how the power of love can heal even the most desperate of situations. I warmly recommend this beautifully written story.' -- Amanda Cable Daily Mail'Brave and brutally honest' -- Vita magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B008H76SKE
- Publication date : July 2, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 490 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 345 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #774,850 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I won't say that this glorified drug addiction but I think it missed the mark on a few key points. Keeping in mind that I haven't been exposed to the lifestyle or repercussions of a loved one being addicted. I found this to be a very poorly written, selfish narrative. It is difficult to actually bridge the content to anything believable. The details are too sharp and well defined.
There's a difference in culture with this being told from a British perspective, that does not translate well to American audiences.
As a mother, I was appalled by the narcissistic behavior of the mother. I can understand wanting to believe in your child, giving the benefit of the doubt. But there's a disconnect. And it's huge. While I am not, but any means, a perfect parent... I do possess common sense and good judgment. Something this woman was lacking.
We see it all too often, mistakes made. Teenage or unwanted pregnancy and the discarded child left broken by a choice they never made. Only to find "true love " or a happily ever after with another man, another chance at family. This is exactly what's depicted in Thin Wire. Lessons, if Christine had been invested from the beginning, beer daughter might have had a chance.
As it stands, there really was no other course for this broken child.
As a "journey " I found it amazing that this young girl didn't end up dead. Thankful that is the case. But, for me, it really painted the mother in an extremely poor light. I truly hope that they have learned and grown.
I also found it distasteful the depiction of Tony. Shedding more unfortunate light onto this adult. Christine is weak. Her character not strong enough to stand up for the daughter left behind to her partner? And we are, as the audience, supposed to feel badly for her? How about rehab? How about not buying your kid a car, an apartment? Instead if throwing money at it, hoping it will disappear, invest time.
I'm frustrated and disgusted.
Top reviews from other countries
I have an older brother who has been a heroin addict for over 30 years. We lost the closeness we shared as children and are still not close.I understand more about this addiction after reading this book but for me too much hurt has been caused for example my brother turned up at my lovely 23 year old sons funeral out of his head. He couldn't even sit on the seats without falling off. He then turned up at my house the same night criticising and running down his daughter for making him leave the funeral before the wake. We had a huge row and I told him a lot of home truths I had bottled up for ages. I don't think I will ever forgive him.
Christine is a strong character and just what Amber needed to break her addiction. This is an unputdownable book. I would recommend it to anyone and it has to have five stars. Don't miss this one
The relationship between users, dealers and family and friends is both fascinating and informative. The strength that the author has to overcome her own demons and then help her daughter with her own is staggering. This book makes you think - a lot. Heroin addiction has a big stigma attached, portraying users as low life scum. This book shows that just one simple mistake can make a junkie out of anybody and gives a human face to the struggles of both the addicts and their families, ultimately proving that these people need help - but there are limits.
You may well find your outlook change after reading this book. There are some tips for help for both people with problems and families / friends who think they may know someone who is using at the back of the book.
A really well written portrayal of a difficult subject.
and by reading what her daughter has to say that Amber loves her mother as well
Well done Christine and Tony for supporting each other through Amber's journey
And Amber hold your head up high what you went through has made you the person you are today congratulations on turning your life around stay strong