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As a former addict I am grateful my parents did not react to my addiction the way Amy's parent's did. Every choice they made it was like watching a bad horror film and thinking "No don't go in there...the monster is going to get you!!!" Yet the mother continued to make poor decision after poor decision. I just question why she decided to write about it? That breaks my heart, I feel as though her family realized this too hence the reason they did not want to participate in this book. I suppose if the mother found it cathartic to write this book then it has served a purpose. It was very hard to finish listening to this book, every choice the mother made or defense she gave for her erroneous decisions made me roll my eyes and shake my head. The only saving grace to this book was hearing Amy's voice....it brought me to tears. If you are a parent who is looking for a book to read about your child's addiction read this one with extreme caution and perhaps look at some of their actions as what not to do.
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This book is amazing. If you've ever had a young family member who suffers with drug problems, Heroin's Puppet will quickly become your go-to source for information, advice, and even comfort. I don't mean to make it sound like a dry and boring reference tome; it's so much more than that.
Heroin's Puppet tells an engrossing, compelling true story--and you care about everyone involved. But you'll also find so many relatable details that you'll be repeatedly utilizing your "bookmark" button not only to mark passages, but also to write notes to yourself for further research, etc.
The author/narrator--Amy's mother--is perfect as she shares Amy's story. Her inflections and even the slightest nuances in tone make the story real and immediate.
I bought this book about a week ago, listened to it in two sittings, and have since listened--beginning to end--five times; I'm on my sixth now.
This book is simply the best Audible purchase I've ever made--and I've purchased more than 400 audiobooks. What more can I say?
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