A Memoir of Panic and Addiction
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Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category
Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance. Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.
"Elizabeth Vargas has stared straight into the lethal heart of addiction with the eye of a fearless journalist. She has written a book for us all about truth, bravery, and the hope that a new day brings." - Diane Sawyer
From Publishers Weekly
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I haven't even read it!!
I have just watched the 12 minute interview on tv and can immediately relate. My husband was the love of my life and he died after 13 years of marriage at age 46. So now at 41 I'm a widow and drinking is my only way of even coming close to dealing with this. I go to work everyday. I love my job. But I can't deal after that And I hate drinking too much. I'm over it but don't know how to fix it.
Sometimes telling your own story is the hardest. Good Job and best of luck. Great read!
I read this book with the intention of trying to understand alcoholism. A family member is struggling and I would like to help. Elizabeth's narrative has been helpful. Her heartfelt accounts really showed her strengths and weaknesses and at the same time offered hope that people can overcome the disease. Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing so much. I wish you well.