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Kristina, the second of four children, begins by telling how a little sip of vodka sipped secretly at a party her parents were giving, started her on a pathway to addiction. In that instant, alcohol became her pathway to comfort. Over the next 8 years she sinks further into addiction moving on to cocaine and methamphetamines. In telling her story, she gives a brutally honest description of her addiction and crimes until she nearly dies on the floor of a homeless shelter completely alone at the age of 21.

Adding a heart-wrenching counterpart, to each chapter of the book, Kristina's mother, Connie, gives a parent’s picture of what was happening throughout her child's experience. She describes her powerlessness to help her addicted daughter, the break-up of her unhappy marriage and how she comes to terms with her own co-dependency. She also describes the worst decision a mother ever has to make: to turn her oldest daughter out of her house, sending her onto the streets, in order to protect herself and her other children.

Then follows the remarkable story of Kristina's recovery as she spends months in rehab, her mother's 'tough love' and the years of acclimating herself to living a normal life. Ultimately, she reclaims herself, her place in her family and a new and loving relationship with her mother.

The Lost Years is a beautifully written memoir of survival and transformation that reminds us all that so much good can come from so much that is bad.

Endorsements for The Lost Years

'The Lost Years is one of the most important books on family addiction and recovery that I have come across in years. It allows the readers a rare, simultaneous look into the hearts and minds of both the co-dependent and the addict. Kristina and her mother take us through the suffering, turmoil and destruction of addiction right on through to forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption. This book is invaluable to families, and I am proud to recommend The Lost Years.' John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Healing the Shame That Binds You and Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, and one of the leading authorities on co-dependency and family recovery

'This is the most important book I have read this year. I couldn't put it down.' Anne Lamott, best-selling author of Operating Instructions, Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, Rosie, All New People, and Blue Shoe

'This book touches on both sides of addiction … the side of the addict and that of the enabler. We found the openness and insight very touching and heartwarming. Addiction goes beyond description. You are absolutely helpless. We know, we have been there. The only 'cure' is honesty, as this book beautifully demonstrates. Until one is absolutely honest with oneself there is no hope for either the addict or the enabler.' Cheri and Pat Summerall, former American football player and legendary sportscaster for CBS, Fox, ESPN, and his wife

'It is tough, honest and gritty. This is a powerful and amazing book. I could not put it down.' Michael Pritchard, PBS host, motivational speaker and child advocate.

'This is the most extraordinary memoir I have ever read. Kristina and her mother, Constance, have written a wrenching, starkly honest and emotionally moving account of addiction and recovery. It is a deeply inspirational story of pain, loss, acceptance and survival.' Dr. Stephanie Brown, psychologist specializing in addiction/recovery







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Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of dateKristinas characteristic tenacity and unyielding openness regarding these horrors is remarkable and also comforting for anyone who has experienced similar misfortune"The Lost years: surviving a mother and daughter's worst nightmare" was stunning in it's honesty and emotional intensityFor a better shopping experience, please upgrade nowDec 03, 2016 Peggy Smithback rated it it was amazing review of another edition I wish I had found this book soonerTo say that this is a must read for families struggling with addiction is an understatementMay 29, 2010 Eva Leger rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone who has a past/present connected with drugs/alcohol - any memoir fan Shelves: drug-abuse-recovery, b-non-fiction, autos-bios-memoirs Wow - I don't know what to say.The book is written in dual narrative form, switching back and forth from Kristina and Constance Grant (mother and daughter) and offering stark contrasting perspectives of the same eventsLaura says: "Swag." Son of a Grifter: The Twisted Tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the Most Notorious Con Artists in America: A Memoir by the Other Son Son of a Grifter: The Twisted Tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the Most Notorious Con Artists in America: A Memoir by the Other Son UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins) By Kent Walker, Mark Schone Narrated By John Glouchevitch Overall(3)Performance(3)Story(3) View full details > In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansionI wish it had elaborated more on what drug use is like, as well as relapsing and the struggle withinByline:Eva-Moore School The story is told from the viewpoint of her mom and Kristina in a back and forth fashion which is simply captivating as each explains in real time what they see and feels as this story unfoldsI didn't get a connection to any of the characters, and it felt more like a long summary than a storyIt had to be so hard to come out with all of these truthsAnonymous More than 1 year ago Anonymous More than 1 year ago Im in recovery as well going on 7 months and this girls story is really movingThe book is written in dual narrative form, switching back and forth from Kristina and Constance Grant (mother and daughter) and offering stark contrasting perspectives of the same eventsThis is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new MafiaWhen he hit rock bottom-addicted to heroin and cocaine, overtaken by paranoia and psychosis, written off by his friends and family - he grabbed a shovel and kept diggingDon't miss it - whether you're an addict, recovering, have a family member addicted/recovering or just like memoirs, this is one not to miss 48a4f088c3



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