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TERRY- My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism
TERRY My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism
Author: George McGovern
Just before Christmas 1994 Terry McGowan was found frozen to death in a snowbank in Madison, Wisconson, where she had stumbled out of a bar and fallen asleep in the cold. Just forty-five years old, she had been an alcoholic most of her life. Now, in this harrowing and intimate reminiscence, her father, former Senator George McGovern, examines h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452287938
ISBN-10: 0452287936
Publication Date: 1996
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Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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"Raw and Riveting...a compassionate reminder that every alcoholic was once somebody's baby." --USA TODAY
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A beautiful hearwarming and ultimately tragic account of addiction.
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McGovern is a very sympathetic character and author and I wish I could rate this book higher. But it was difficult to dig through, even with a well-organized approach and decent writing. The daughter simply had a life torn apart by her addiction and no amount of attempts to praise her feeble efforts at recovery made it very gripping. Her death is grisly. I guess the part I liked (strange way to put it) the best is realizing how low a person can go carried on a wave of booze - regardless of what advantages they start with. Perhaps I would have liked the book better if I'd managed to like Terry better. It's a plea not to judge her, yet the way she lived her life made it quite difficult to appreciate how much she was loved and treasured. While the book may promote more understanding I just could not term it a good read, and am not sure it's not one of those subjects which could have been better approached as part of a group of stories or as part of a case study.


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