Betty A Glad Awakening Author:Betty Ford, Chris Chase Everything seemed perfect. Betty Ford was married to the man she loved. She had reared four wonderful children. And becoming First Lady of the United States only made public what her family already knew so well - she was a lovely woman of intelligence, conviction, and boundless energy. What no one knew, however, not even Mrs. Ford herself, was t... more »hat she had a disease.
Like so many other millions of Americans, Betty Ford suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction. But in her case, as in many cases, the disease took years to surface. When it did, it took all of the strength and courage that she and her family possessed to be able to deal with it.
Betty: A Glad Awakening is the deeply personal story of one of the most celebrated women of our time. It is a moving memoir in which Mrs. Ford shares her experience, understanding, and hope so that other men and women can discover that alcoholism and drug addiction need not rob them of their lives. Wonderment, gratitude, serenity, laughter, freedom - these are but a few of the gifts which Mrs. Ford received in her recovery. And as she so eloquently describes in her book, they are her ongoing inspiration to help others who feel defeated by the disease of addiction.« less