Happy New Year, to all of you Me In Progress readers! I look forward to this year as a happier, healthier, wiser, more empowered, more enriched ME!
I have rekindled my love for reading. I was always an avid reader, especially in my younger years. I fondly remember my dad opening my bedroom door a crack to peek in and say his goodnights. I always had my bedside lamp on and a book in hand. He would proudly exclaim “You’re reading, again?!” and continue to ask questions about my book. Last night, I finished my first book about alcoholism and addiction since becoming sober. I remember this book being in the spotlight when it was added to Oprah’s Book Club…and then later revealed that it wasn’t a completely true story. The book is “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey. James tells his story of addiction beginning with alcohol and cigarettes and progressing into marijuana, huffing, and eventually crack. He ends up in a treatment center and describes his stay in the center. The story paints a clear picture of a hard core addict and how the addict brain works. Though it is difficult to read at times, in that it becomes quite graphic, I really enjoyed the read.