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Drunk Mom: A Memoir

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She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide.

I wrote without much reprieve and breathers, I wrote, “I prefer drinking to anything in the world: sex, food, sleep, my child, my lover, anything,” and those words were true. He joined the Navy and became a medic (preparing badass Marines for proctology), and a proficient lab technician. Germany risks being sucked into WW3 if Ukraine does not win its battle with Russia, Zelensky warns as he. And it is about her shame, huge and palpable, which makes her tear up at one point, and it is about her steely defiance in the face of that shame. In the past two years, many of us have had to re-examine what happily ever after means, and we’ve all had to adapt quickly to ever-changing circumstances.While the title suggests a simple autobiographical autopsy of motherhood marred by alcoholism, Bydlowska's memoir delivers far more—a human portrait of the disease.

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view, a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.

He was fatherless, and his adored mother wasn’t always around; once, as a child, he spied her at a family funeral accompanied by a prison guard. Serena Williams tries to slip into denim Valentino skirt as a 'goal' five months after giving birth. What became obvious in that moment was that telling my story of addiction—so publicly, so openly—didn’t save me from it.

Bartholomew thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. Me with a lost glove, frozen right hand clutching a can, big Sorels with laces wrapped around the ankles, winter jackets flopping open: This late at night, I don't feel cold anymore. I pumped my breastmilk to try to avoid feeding Hugo while under the influence, and looked up charts online about how long alcohol stays in milk.The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.

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