Addicted to Dimes was a very real and painful history of what it is like to lose yourself to an addiction. The hard road through recovery and finding out what caused her to be broken in the first place. I felt sad for the criticized daughter that had lost her self worth. The story is not a chance to blame other people for the addiction but a chance to explain that all of the internal and outer conflicts worked together to cause what she called the perfect storm.
Catherine is quick to offer helpful advice to those suffering from this type of addiction or any addiction at all.
I felt for Catherine and Tom, for their marriage that struggled during this time and for the strength they had to work through it.
The writing was obviously painful to rehash the history that led to the bad decisions, financial ruin and the hurtful deterioration of her family life. It is a brave thing to put this out there for strangers to read and hopefully not judge too harshly her honesty.
I give the writing a 5 star rating because the story does draw you in and allows you into the most private moments and feelings of a dysfunctional family and the lasting effects of that past. I am glad that when Catherine wrote this she was in a stable part of her recovery and is an outgoing champion for others that are on the road to recovery.
Addicted to Dimes by Catherine Townsned-Lyon is available in paperback, through KindleUnlimited and in Kindle Edition at Amazon