Book Title: On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher: Glass Spider Publishing
Release date: November 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism
Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.
Wow! This book is such an inspirational story of one woman's struggle through addiction. It's not always easy to share an experience like the one Kim went through. I think it takes incredible courage to not only go through what she went through and come out victorious, but to also share that will the public. This was a raw and emotional journey. As a recovering addict myself, I truly felt Kim's pain. I got clean when I found out I was pregnant and couldn't even imagine going through that all while my kids were depending on me. This truly shows Kim's character and strength to pull herself out of a horrible situation. My hats off to you, Kim! Thank you for sharing your incredible journey and congrats!!
Huge thanks to iRead Book Tours and Kim for my gifted copy!
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Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at kimberlykearns.com, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember.
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