My Book Gets a Recommendation From a Teen

From my friend and tae kwon do buddy, Denise Brecher:

“My daughter quoted you in school today. They had someone come to school to talk to students about chemical dependency. The man who spoke to Jamie’s class said that in his family the word “alcoholic” was only used on drunk homeless people on the street. He said that because this he never recognized that he was an alcoholic until he was 33. Jamie raised her hand and told the counselor that Kaylie Jones said the same thing in her memoir LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME. The counselor said that he was always looking for books on these issues and he was going to go out and buy it.”

Thank you, Jamie Brecher. I love that kids talk so openly about this stuff. I love that Jamie’s mom let her read my book. There is no greater honor.

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  • http://rosehunterblog.blogspot.com/ Rose Hunter

    I'm not a teen! – but I just read Lies My Mother Never Told Me and wanted to say how much I enjoyed and related to it. I actually heard about your book through Donigan Merritt's website and saw your comments there, and then Donigan was kind enough to send me a copy. It's all marked up (I do that with books I like!) and it would be too much for me to say how much I related to it and why – so I just wanted to say thank you for writing it.

  • http://twitter.com/KaylieJones Kaylie Jones

    Thank you, Rose. If you send an email here, it will be just between us. I am always moved to learn how many people share this experience. And there are so many more who don't even know it, or won't admit it to themselves, it is so painful.
    Kaylie